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ERIC Number: ED083494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 78
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Career Development Symposium.
Pappas, James P.; And Others
These programs represent a culmination of efforts made in the last two years by the staff of the Counseling and Psychological Services in attempting to develop a series of career counseling "packages" designed to meet student needs. The programs were based on a theoretical rationale suggesting six classes of factors that influence the career choice process (i.e., change, past experience, personal characteristics, interest, aptitude, values and the world of work). Five decision-making steps in career planning were also stated: identifying the problem, gathering occupational information, exploring vocational alternatives, selecting, implementing and evaluating a choice. Given these factors and stages, the counselors developed multimedia and counseling modules (e.g., vocational testing and interpretation, life planning exercises, value identification, information-seeking behaviors) that were adapted to specialized client populations. Variants of these modules were presented to several thousand incoming freshmen, marathon groups, a career class and minority students. Research instruments to assess program effectiveness included measures of information of the world of work, vocational maturity, movement towards a career choice and information-seeking behaviors. In general, the results suggested client development in all criteria areas. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association Convention, 2-8 September 1972, Honolulu, Hawaii; Research and Development Report No. 43