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ERIC Number: ED370043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Major Advisor.
Chatwin, Marshall
This paper describes a computer program, Major Advisor (MA), which helps students identify college majors. Used in conjunction with career counseling and advising, MA provides information to students who are developing their educational plans. The program matches students' personal preferences and the requirements/characteristics of 130 common four-year college majors. The higher the percent match score between the student and the major, the more closely the student's self-identified characteristics and preferences fit the profile of characteristics associated with that major. From the list of high major match scores, student may narrow the selections by identifying majors they would like to consider further. The characteristics and requirements of the majors listed in MA were defined by correlating majors and occupations, by establishing the worker trait interest and temperament patterns of these occupations, and by identifying special requirements associated with different occupations. Designed to run on an Apple Macintosh computer, this interactive program features graphics and animation, a user-friendly computer interface, printing options, a short testing time (about ten minutes), immediate results, and the opportunity to change responses. Reliability and validity data on the program are not yet available. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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