ERIC Number: EJ1022293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Improving Student's Understanding of Career Decision-Making through Service Learning
Coulter-Kern, Russell G.; Coulter-Kern, Paige E.; Schenkel, Aubree A.; Walker, Danielle R.; Fogle, Kelly L.
College Student Journal, v47 n2 p306-311 Jun 2013
This study examines the impact of an experiential service-learning project designed to help high school students begin to choose a career path and increase college students' understanding about how to make career decisions. In the study, two groups of college students attended information sessions on career advising. The first group then helped provide career information to high school students as part of a service project in a college class. The second group did not help provide career information to high school students. Posttest comparisons of the two groups of college students indicated that college students who participated in the service project showed significantly more understanding of career decision-making than students who had not participated in the service project.
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, High School Students, Decision Making, Career Guidance, Pretests Posttests, Career Exploration, Experiential Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Likert Scales, Reliability, Self Efficacy
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