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ERIC Number: ED259229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Microcomputer Based Career Guidance Systems with College Students: SIGI and Discover.
Kapes, Jerome T.; And Others
The effectiveness of the microcomputer versions of two computer-based career guidance systems--the System of Interactive Guidance and Information (SIGI) and Discover--was studied. Two questions were posed regarding how college students who have used SIGI or Discover differ in terms of change on selected career development measures and how they evaluate their experience. A career development class of approximately 50 undergraduates was studied. Students were randomly assigned to SIGI or Discover and devoted one of three class periods per week to the system over a two-month period. Subjects were pre- and post-tested with four instruments designed to assess career development. Reaction data were also gathered. Data from the Career Development Inventory indicated a significant change in career development measures--Career Decision Scale, Survey of Career Development, Self-Assessment of Confidence and Progress in Educational/Career Planning--and on the Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Reaction Questionnaire. Significant differences were found between pre- and post-test scores, but the effects of the computer-based guidance systems could not be separated from effects of the course. Subjects gave both systems mostly high ratings. (Six data tables and three instruments are attached.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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