ERIC Number: ED363824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and SIGI PLUS on the Career Decision Making of Adults.
Sampson, James P., Jr.; And Others
This study evaluated the effects of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and System of Interactive Guidance and Information (SIGI) PLUS on career decidedness, vocational identity, and perceptions of computer use for 116 adults seeking services at a self-help oriented career center. Adults were randomly assigned to either DISCOVER for Adult Learners (DAL), SIGI PLUS, or a control condition that involved unstructured use of print and audiovisual materials in a university career center. Use of DAL and SIGI PLUS by adults resulted in positive gains in vocational identity. Subjects in the control condition and subjects using DISCOVER experienced a significant increase in career decidedness. Adults perceived both systems as having a positive impact on three dimensions of computer effectiveness: Analysis, Synthesis, and Computer Effect. The conclusion was that computer-based interventions are equivalent to more traditional career interventions. These findings have implications for practice and for further research. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development.