ERIC Number: ED039559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Vocational Relevance as a Factor in Counseling
Foreman, Milton E.; James, Leonard E.
A total of 130 male undergraduate college students were the subjects for this study to determine: (1) the extent to which the vocational relevance of test scales change as a function of counseling; (2) whether estimation changes differ pre- and post-treatment as a function of individual and group counseling; and (3) whether changes are differentially associated with modifications of the vocational relevance to test scales which occur as a result of counseling. The tests used included the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS), the Kuder Preference Record (Kuder), the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB), and the Vocational Self Assessment Form (VSA). The results show that both individual and group vocational counseling which include a test orientation serve to stimulate variability in self estimations in areas of high and low vocational relevance. Change scores in the retest nomination-same scales initial comparison showed increased distortion of the area of high vocational relevance. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH.