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ERIC Number: ED119088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 93
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Motivational Workshops for Low Achieving High School Students in Order to Help Them Improve Their Career Maturity.
Coleman, Thomas R.
Two studies were conducted in which low achieving high school students were given motivational workshops in order to help them improve their career maturity and to understand the processes involved in making wise career choices for themselves. It was hypothesized that in the experimental groups which received career counseling the student's career maturity and vocational certainty would increase over the control groups which received no counseling. In the policy study, intensive three-day workshops were conducted in which each student volunteer took an interest test, participated in a videotaped interview workshop, obtained intensive individual counseling, and went on a field trip to a local technical school and a local community college. The second study was done with students enrolled in a power mechanics course. Over a 40-day period, along with the regular classes in power mechanics, each student was given an interest test, exposed to filmstrips of occupational areas in which he was interested, given individual counseling and participated in interviewing techniques workshops. Most of the students also went on a field trip to a local technical school and a local community college. In both the pilot study and the experiment the students' results on the Career Maturity Inventory and the career certainty questionnaire were generally in the hypothesized direction. (Author/SL)
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