ERIC Number: ED067502
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Publication Date: 1970
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Decision-Making and Vocational Development. Guidance Monograph Series.
Herr, Edwin L.
The purposes of this monograph are to: (1) examine the interrelationships of decision making and vocational development, (2) examine the current approaches to understanding decision-making, (3) identify the specific effects upon decision making and vocational development of different personal characteristics, and (4) suggest ways in which the vocational development process can be influenced by school counselors. Although a decision may seem discrete, it is really only a step in a series of previously made decisions. It is influenced by multiple factors which include personal variables, social and cultural factors, interpersonal relationships, and relevance of the decision-maker's reference group. The facilitation of vocational development by group and individual guidance counseling is suggested. This monograph is designed for consumers as well as for guidance and counseling personnel. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Cultural Influences, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Individual Needs, School Counseling, Values, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
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