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ERIC Number: ED124862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Pages: 15
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Process Verification of a Career Counseling Program.
Jackson, Dorothy J.; Egner, Joan Roos
Recognition of the need to teach decision making skills led to the development of a program designed to improve high school students' career decision making skills. The research provided a process verification of a newly designed Mini Course based on Blau's model of occupational choice and the Jackson-Egner (J-E) Decision Making Model. Positive results from trial use led to a study to assess the effectiveness of the program with eleventh grade academic and nonacademic students in six high schools. An experimental control, pre-posttest design was used. In each school two groups were assigned to the Curriculum and two acted as a control (24 groups, N=337). A career Decision-Making Questionnaire (CDQ) was developed to measure career decision making and maturity prior to and after completion of the course. Analysis of covariance showed program significance at .001 level on career maturity. Posttest decision making scores increased, significance was noted with one academic and three nonacademic groups. Females scored significantly higher on career maturity, decision making, educational and occupational aspiration. Increased self understanding, occupational exploration, and positive evaluation of the Model and Mini Course support program effectiveness. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)