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ERIC Number: ED316781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 17
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Developing Career Choice Readiness.
Savickas, Mark L.
Career maturity denotes degree of readiness to make realistic career choices. Clients below a certain threshold of readiness lack the life experiences and personal inclinations needed to make fitting occupational choices. To increase their readiness, a counselor may help these clients develop the decisional attitudes and learn the choice concepts that sustain realistic career planning. To do this, some counselors use an intervention method in which they discuss client responses to items in career development inventories. In one form of this didactic career counseling, counselors use instructional materials that explain the rationales for the items in the Career Maturity Inventory Attitude Scale. The logic for teaching the test as an intervention is that the items state attitudes which clients should hold. Counselors have adapted these instructional materials for use in group counseling, career development courses, and newsletters. Other innovative ways of teaching the test will appear as more counselors use the item rationales. (Item numbers from the Career Maturity Inventory Attitude and Concepts test which are relevant are listed in the categories of orientation, involvement, independence, compromise, decisiveness, view, criteria, and bases.) (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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