ERIC Number: ED261196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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Outcomes of Career Guidance and Counseling in High School.
Hotchkiss, Lawrence; Dorsten, Linda Eberst
A study assessed the impacts of an entire career guidance program in a school. Research on the effects of guidance and counseling using high school students gave an overall picture of research on guidance interventions as providing conflicting conclusions and as being confounded by complex interactions between student and program characteristics as well as by type of treatment. Evaluating the impact of career guidance was made difficult due to diffuse goals, objectives, and methods and alternative interpretations of guidance functions. The study assessed effects of school career guidance programs on five outcomes: locus of control, self-esteem, perceived ability to complete college, educational expectation, and occupational expectation. Data were part of the High School and Beyond survey database. Five broad categories of variables were used: outcomes, career guidance program characteristics, lagged outcome measures, socioeconomic background and ascribed status characteristics, and geographic regions. The statistical analyses consisted of cross-lagged regressions in which time-two measures of outcomes are dependent variables and the regressors are comprised of lagged endogenous variables and exogenous variables. These data indicated that attending a school with an active career guidance program did not have much effect of any of the outcomes studied. A five-page list of references concludes the paper. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A