ERIC Number: ED363827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Career Services and Research with the Computer Version of the Self-Directed Search (Form R): Technical Report Number 15.
Reardon, Robert C.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the Self-Directed Search: Computer Version (SDS:CV) in a university career center's service delivery and research activities. Data were collected from a sample of 180 clients over a 16-month period, using the information provided in the professional summary report of the SDS:CV. Social and Enterprising types were the most common client codes (57%), and the mean Vocational Identity score from the My Vocational Situation was 5.26. Additional data about the client group were examined regarding the secondary constructs from Holland's theory of congruence (expressed versus assessed Holland codes), differentiation, consistency, commonness, need for information, and vocational choice barriers. Low vocational identity items endorsed by 80% of the clients also were identified. An analysis of cost information for software and staff resources indicated that the SDS:CV was used at a cost of $10.10 per client in this setting. Discussion focused on the application of research information provided by the SDS:CV in designing career interventions, using the secondary constructs in career counseling, developing outreach programs, comparing and contrasting the paper and computer versions of the SDS, and the use of theory-based career interventions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search