ERIC Number: ED130166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Field Test of an Objective Career Counseling Instrument. Final Report.
Wircenski, J. L.
In an effort to develop stronger guidance and counseling programs for vocational education, career counseling instruments were designed to objectively record and relate all variables which guidance personnel and vocational teachers normally evaluate as they interview and counsel students for program placement (one instrument for each of four programs representing four different service areas). The instruments were then field tested at four geographic sites in vocational service areas which have traditionally been in high demand. Data collected produced findings in four areas: (1) Correlations between the instrument's prediction and instructor's prediction of student job placement, (2) correlations between the instrument's prediction and guidance counselors' prediction of student job placement, (3) correlation between two similar career counseling instruments and the instructor's prediction, and (4) results of field testing the counselor handbook. Based on the correlation scores, it was concluded that the instruments are excellent predictors of student job placement. Guidance counselors also appeared to have very little difficulty in using the handbook to develop instruments. A bibliography, correspondence, the 15 revised career counseling instruments developed, and sample forms are included in the document. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document. For a related document see CE 008 903