ERIC Number: EJ1022436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
The Impact of Career Websites: What's the Evidence?
Howieson, Cathy; Semple, Sheila
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v41 n3 p287-301 2013
Careers provision for young people in the UK is being re-formulated on the basis of a central role for career websites but this policy is based on unproven assumptions about their value. In this article we consider the use and impact of the two main career websites in Scotland on pupils' career management skills. We found that pupils at risk of not achieving positive post-school destinations were less likely to use the websites, as were minority ethnic pupils. Although similar in functions, the two websites differed in their effect: one had no impact while the other impacted on only one aspect of pupils' career management skills. Careers policy needs to be informed by more extensive research on career websites.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Career Development, Student Characteristics, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Faculty Advisers, Secondary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Access to Information, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)