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ERIC Number: ED179886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Outcome Measures for Career Counseling Research.
Oliver, Laurel W.
The topic of career counseling outcome measures was reviewed to provide background for the construction of instruments used in evaluating a computer-based career information and planning program for Army officers. An extensive literature review of research from 1950 to 1976 provided the basis for classification of career counseling outcomes. Issues emerging from this review included the following: (1) use of inappropriate criteria; (2) the tendency on the part of career counseling researchers to "reinvent the wheel" instead of building on each other's work; (3) a preponderance of self-report measures rather than measurement approaches; (4) relative infrequency with which validity or reliability data are reported for the instruments used; and (5) methodological shortcomings concerning subject randomization, selection of appropriate comparison issues, and choice of type of statistical analysis. Although originally written for an Army project, this report can be used by career counseling researchers as a tool for selecting outcome measures. Numerous tables delineating the study, criterion or variable, and measurement procedure are provided for the user. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.