ERIC Number: EJ1174677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Making Plans for Future Success: A Timeline Tool Feasibility Study
Weiss, Josie A.; Harris, Donna M.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n2 p255-266 2018
Many adolescents have hopes of college graduation, independent living, and satisfying careers. Career preparation is an important component that can facilitate these desires. However, many adolescents do not achieve these hopes in their desired timeframes due to interruptions, such as unplanned pregnancies. As illustrated by the Theory of Adolescent Sexual Decision-Making Influencing Teen Pregnancy (Weiss, 2012. "Who will listen? Rural teen pregnancy reflections." "The Journal for Nurse Practitioners," 8, 804-809. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.02.028), desiring future success can promote low-risk decision-making. Based on this theory, a Getting Plans Started (GPS) Timeline Tool (GPS Timeline©) was developed to help adolescents plan for future success by using a time perspective and, thereby, avoid interruptions. The purpose of this paper is to describe the GPS Tool©, how it might be used, and a study to determine the feasibility of using the GPS Tool©. Thirty adolescents found the tool easy to use and effective in helping them plan for the future. Their responses indicated almost unanimous desires for college graduation and independence with strong confidence in achieving their plans, but their responses also indicated a need for more effective planning to achieve their desired goals.
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Success, Scheduling, Adolescent Development, Self Management, Decision Making Skills, Guidance Programs, Guidelines, Pregnancy, Counseling Services, Adolescents
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