ERIC Number: ED437085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
The Role of Hope in an Adult Career Decision Making Workshop.
Schemmel, Todd Aaron
The primary purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that Hope Scale scores would play a significant role in predicting the effectiveness of a five-session career planning workshop for 61 adults. The results of three hierarchical regressions suggest that the trait hope does not play a significant role in predicting participants' career decidedness, career decision-making self-efficacy, or vocational identity after completing the workshop. Second, this study's purpose was also to investigate the effectiveness of this five-session career planning workshop for adults. Repeated measures, single sample t-tests were performed. Significant change scores were found on four of the five repeated measures including pre- to post-treatment scores on career decidedness, vocational identity, career decision-making self efficacy, and state hope. Only work hope scores did not change significantly from pre- to post-treatment. Results suggest that while the participants in this workshop changed significantly from pre- to post-workshop, trait hope did not play a significant role in the participants' outcome. (Contains 148 references.) (Author/VWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kansas.