ERIC Number: EJ727046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Effect of Mode of Interest Assessment on Clients' Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy
Uffelman, Rachel A.; Subich, Linda Mezydlo; Diegelman, Nathan M.; Wagner, Kimberly S.; Bardash, Rebekah J.
Journal of Career Assessment, v12 n4 p366-380 2004
To compare the effects of three different modes of interest assessment on career decision-making self-efficacy, 81 career-undecided college students participated in one of the following four conditions: an assessment intervention using the Strong Interest Inventory, an intervention using one of two methods of applying the Self-Directed Search, or a no-treatment control group. Change in career decision-making self-efficacy from pre-to posttest was assessed. Career decision-making self-efficacy increased significantly for all three treatment groups, and in each case, pre-post differences for the treatment groups exceeded the pre-post difference for the no-treatment control group. Differences in outcomes among the three treatment groups were not observed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Efficacy, Interest Inventories, Career Choice, Decision Making, College Students, Vocational Interests, Student Interests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory