ERIC Number: ED251685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Counselors' Delivery of Career Guidance/Instructional Services through Computer Technology: A. High School Study. B. University Study. Final Report.
Rozman, Frank E.; Kahl, Michael D.
Six high schools and Millersville University implemented the microcomputerized Discover II Career Guidance system. Subjects for the high school study were 386 juniors in six high schools within a 25-mile radius of Millersville University. Subjects were divided into control, Discover/directive counseling, and Discover-only groups. Pre- and post-tests measured career maturity. Post-tests surveyed career development activities. Pre- and post-tests surveyed counselor attitudes toward delivery of career guidance using microcomputer technology. Structured observations were conducted to assess counselors' incorporation of computer technology into career guidance. Discover II had a positive effect on career maturity, especially when combined with directive counseling. Counselors who used Discover II exhibited a more positive attitude toward computer technology. In the university study, use of Discover II was initiated at the Career Planning and Placement Center. Subjects were 87 freshmen enrolled in a course offering career assistance. The 10 sections were divided into control, Discover/directive counseling, and Discover-only groups. Pre- and post-tests measured subjects' career development and maturity. Discover II had a positive effect on career maturity and development, especially when combined with directive counseling. (Appendixes for both reports include forms, instruments, and survey results.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, College Freshmen, Computer Oriented Programs, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Research, Grade 11, High Schools, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Pretests Posttests, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Millersville Univ., PA. Career Planning and Placement Center.