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ERIC Number: ED108081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Pages: 10
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Counselor Judgement Vs. Test Results: Measuring Career Maturity.
Gustafson, Richard A.
The Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) has been used by some school districts to study the career development of high school students, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of the career education project. Two questions which were raised about the selection of the CMI evolved into the objectives of this research. Those questions were: (1) Do counselor ratings of students' career knowledge, career planning, and attitude toward work correlate with those concepts as measured by the CMI?; and (2) Are the students of the CMI measuring independent factors of career maturity or are they so highly intercorrelated that they measure only one or two factors? One hundred eleven tenth-grade students were given the CMI, and four counselors were asked to rate each student on three factors--concepts of knowing about jobs, looking ahead and attitudes toward work. Results of the study showed that the CMI subtests were highly interrelated, and that, while the counselor's ratings of students' career maturity correlated significantly, the relationship between what the counselors measured and what the CMI measured were not highly related at all. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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