ERIC Number: ED177441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Projective Technique for Career Counseling.
Grzybala, Henry S.
A photographic projective occupational survey was employed as an occupational interest and career related data-gathering device. The major assumption underlying the development of the new instrument is that, when asked to respond to a visual stimulus, usually in the form of a design, drawing, or pictorial representation, the subject will respond to a series of instructions put to him in terms of his own perceptions of what he sees. In reality, the subject expresses his own needs, anxieties, fears, motives, goals, and aspirations in his responses. This projective survey was used to produce perceptions that could be useful in career planning situations. Thirty-one occupationally related photographs, representing seven major career fields and three occupational levels, were used. Subjects were asked to view each photograph and to relate what was going on and what led up to it, how the employee in the photograph felt about his job, and how it was going to turn out. Three random samples, each of 11th and 12th graders and adults, were selected as subjects for the study. A committee of professional judges compared the interpreted protocol career fields interests with the students' expressed and measured interests and with adults' present or intended career field choices. Statistical analyses revealed that high school protocol interests did not correspond with expressed and measured interests to a significant degree. However, in spite of these differences, a substantial number of successes were achieved. The analysis of adult results revealed an 80% agreement between protocol interpretations and present or intended employment. The judges felt that the survey responses provided important career related material that could be valuable in career decision making. (Author/PJC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - General
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Note: Pictures may photograph marginally; Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Sarasota, Florida