ERIC Number: ED079663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Career Development Through Decision-Making: A Pilot Study.
Smith, R. Douglas
The primary purpose of this study was to compare an experimental guidance treatment, an individual counseling treatment, and a control treatment for effectiveness in the career development of college students. In addition, comparisons were made between the two counseling treatments on the basis of the student's assessment of his counseling experience. The investigation was designed to provide answers to the following questions: (1) Are the treatments equally effective in facilitating male and female university students' career development? (2) Are the experimental guidance and individual counseling treatments equally effective in terms of student ratings? The experimental treatment utilized an independent assignment, a large group meeting, and small group counseling sessions to discuss decision making, values, interests, behavioral traits, and social influences. Results indicated that freshmen and sophomore university students participating in the experimental guidance treatment advanced further in their stage of career development than students participating in the individual counseling treatment. (Author/LAA)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, February 26 - March 1, 1973, New Orleans, Louisiana