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ERIC Number: ED455467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 19
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A Quantitative Assessment of Culture and Career Decision-Making Confidence Levels of High School Seniors in a School-to-Work Program Using the Career Decision Scale.
Fawcett, Mary; Maycock, George
This paper describes a comparative study to measure differences in the levels of career indecision for high school seniors (N=113) who are African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, White, or mixed race, and are involved in activities in a School-to-Work (STW) program of an urban high school. A demographic survey and the Career Decision Scale (CDS) were administered to the sample to measure the effectiveness of program participation on career decisiveness levels. Analysis determined no differences in career decisiveness based on racial identity between African American and White students, and showed a positive relationship between students who were active in STW programs and their level of career decision-making confidence. A discussion is included on the implications of using the CDS in developing STW programs. (Contains 2 tables and 29 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Scale