ERIC Number: ED123416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Personal and Career Decision Making.
Bartsch, Karl; And Others
Important concepts and skills necessary in learning the process of effective decision making are presented, primarily for the use of college and university freshmen and sophomores but also in other fields where knowledge for career decision making is important. The process is presented in a sequence of 10 chapters, though each can be used separately. Each chapter opens with learning objectives, followed by discussion incorporating exercises in decision making, references, an annotated reading list, and a glossary. The introduction focuses on the whole process of making effective personal and career decisions. The second section, Understanding Yourself, contains four chapters: clarifying your beliefs and values, challenging your constraining beliefs, identifying your interests, and assessing your abilities. The second section, Processing Decisions, contains two chapters: selecting your goals and making plans and anatomy of a decision. The last section, Implementing Decisions, contains three chapters: taking charge of your life, setting objectives and observing your progress, and selecting or altering your environment. Appended materials comprise a personal goal assessment survey form, partial list of occupations, summary forms for educational and occupational plans, a personal qualities checklist, and a decision making grid. (EC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Goal Orientation, Personality Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation
Career Vocational Products, Westinghouse Learning Corporation, 100 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($14.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westinghouse Learning Corp., New York, NY.