ERIC Number: EJ1024709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Outcomes of Introduction to the Psychology Major: Careers and Opportunities Course
Roscoe, Lauren J.; McMahan, Ethan A.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n2 p110-114 Apr 2014
University career courses have become a more standard offering at many colleges and universities over the past few decades. Similarly, there has been an increase in the number of psychology departments offering a careers course for psychology majors or an introduction to the psychology major course. This study examines the outcomes of a course that provides students with information regarding both the psychology major and career opportunities. The findings indicate that by the end of the course, students were more knowledgeable of psychology major and minor requirements, felt more prepared for and capable of working in a psychology-related field, and felt they had more knowledge about subdisciplines within psychology. Furthermore, students had more knowledge about occupational opportunities and how to access information.
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Career Exploration, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Effect Size, Scores, Assignments, Likert Scales, Student Interests, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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