ERIC Number: ED253791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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The Maryland Career Course: Type/Learning Style Issues. Brief Report #2.
Moore, William S.
The Maryland career course is a one-credit career planning course for undecided undergraduates which has provided training for teaching apprentices, and research on students' career decision making. To investigate typology differences in the population enrolling in the course, the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were used. The results of the SCII are intergated with and organized by Hollands'(1973) model, which describes people and work environments by their resemblance to six categories: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The MBTI reflects personality type as a four-letter code which represents four basic processes by which people take in information and evaluate or judge that information: Introversion(I)-Extraversion(E); Sensing(S)-Intuiting(N); Thinking(T)-Feeling(F); and Judging(J)-Perceiving(P). Results of examination of students' Holland types showed that Artistic, Enterprising and Social students are the most common in the course, and that Investigative students are significantly underrepresented, suggesting that this group may be more decided as a whole, or less willing to admit career indecision. Results of the MBTI showed that, in general, the course draws more introverts than extroverts (particularly introverted sensors), while all four extroverted sensing types are underrepresented. There was significant overlap between the Holland and Myers-Briggs models, indicating that they are describing similar phenomena with different labels. Data on the range of types in the course population are useful in designing activities and in insuring a wide range of approaches. (Overviews of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Myers-Briggs Learning Styles, Career Exploration worksheets, and data tables are appended.) (LLL)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator; Strong Campbell Interest Inventory