ERIC Number: ED235357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
The Effect of Decision Training on Career Decision-Making Competence. Technical Report 487.
Krumboltz, John D.; Hamel, Daniel A.
The effectiveness of a multi-component training program in career decision-making (CDM) was investigated. A seven-unit (seven weekly one-hour meetings) curriculum, advocating a sequence of planned decision-making actions, was administered to a random half of a sample of students, primarily from third-year English classes at Mountain View High School in California. Control students did not receive any CDM training. Three criterion measures assessed the effectiveness of the CDM skills treatment. They were the Check List of Decision-Making Ability, which measures the self-rated efficacy estimates of ability to perform certain decision behaviors and provides data from the affective domain; the Career Decision-Making Skills Assessment Exercise, a cognitive instrument that measures knowledge of facts and procedures relevant to CDM; and Career Decision Simulation, an individually administered instrument that assesses performance of a simulated decision task. Results provided evidence that a structured training program in CDM based on social learning principles is effective in producing superior scores on measures of CDM competence. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include a student workbook and master lesson plans for the CDM training program, the instruments, and data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.