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ERIC Number: EJ1098364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 6
A Kaleidoscope: Using True Colors™ and the Holland Scale for Career Exploration
Hanna, Linda G.; Conlon, Joanne C.
Journal of Research in Education, v22 n1 p64-69 Spr 2012
Many students in higher education institutions present themselves as undeclared majors and over time these students become high risks for academic failure. Research has shown that the first step in any major career decision-making process is self-knowledge. The major focus of this study was improved self-knowledge for our undeclared students which would result in more carefully-focused career decisions. This study examined the relevance and success of three highly informative and career-specific workshops, based on the True Colors Model™ of personality types coupled with the Holland Scale of Career Themes, for one-hundred fifty undecided students at three different times during the academic year (September 2010, November 2010, and February 2011). Every student who attended a workshop rated it as being very informative and helpful. The workshops yielded very positive results with our students and may suggest the possible introduction of a 1 credit course as another alternative for those students who desire more engagement and additional information.
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Majors (Students), Course Selection (Students), Career Education, Workshops, Program Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, College Students, Models, Career Choice, Decision Making, Pretests Posttests, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Scale