ERIC Number: ED345190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-1
Career Counseling Is the Answer, so Why Keep Asking Questions? A Baseline of Career Counseling Outcomes Research.
This paper offers a baseline about the status of career counseling outcomes research. It notes that few practitioners or researchers question the effectiveness of career counseling or related career interventions in the broad sense, yet the quality and comprehensiveness of the research deserves greater scrutiny in light of the field's broad scope and lack of consensus about outcome measures. This paper includes: (1) a brief description of career counseling outcomes with reference to where career interventions are provided; (2) an analysis of the quantity and quality of career counseling outcomes research; (3) a discussion of major significant research findings; (4) identification of notable trends or developments in career outcomes research; (5) a discussion of needed areas of focus for future research; (6) implications for counselor education and counseling practice; and (7) an assessment of the relationship among outcome research, counselor education, and career counseling practice. The paper concludes that providing a baseline of career counseling research outcomes and commentary to issues critical to counselor educators and practice is only a beginning. A field as dynamic as career counseling cannot rely on what only a few know during a time when an increasing number of questions are asked of it. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
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