ERIC Number: ED391043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Career Orientation and Planning Profile (COPP) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) To Strengthen Adult Students' Knowledge of Self and of the Work World.
A study worked with three groups of female students to determine whether using the Career Orientation and Planning Profile (COPP) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) would enable adults to make better career choices the second time around. The students were women in the Access to Careers and Training (ACT) program for unemployed or underemployed individuals currently receiving or eligible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children. The three groups were a capital city population of 15, an urban population of 10, and a rural population of 12 ACT participants. The capital city group completed only the COPP, the rural population only the MBTI, and the urban group both. The hypothesis was that one of the three procedures would produce a more complete set of plans and identify a more positive attitude toward job seeking and job finding. Data from the three groups were analyzed by comparing the original career choice to the final choice of each participant. Findings seemed to indicate that the treatment that made the most difference was the COPP by itself. Recommendations were as follows: a training session on how to administer and interpret the COPP; more time for the COPP and MBTI; more appropriate matching of the groups; and development of a program including the COPP and MBTI. (Participant comment and a summary of COPP work with adults are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Educational Research, Females, Job Training, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Orientation and Planning Profile; Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 2, 1995).