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ERIC Number: EJ804297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Career Instruments and High School Students with Learning Disabilities: Support for the Utility of Three Vocational Measures
Dipeolu, Abiola O.
Journal of Career Development, v34 n1 p59-78 2007
Conventional wisdom in the area of assessment strongly supports the notion that instruments used for vocational or career decision-making purposes should possess sound psychometric properties. This study is a preliminary attempt to examine the reliability and validity of three important career decision-making measures administered to high school students with learning disabilities (LD). Data were obtained from 86 high school students with LD. Correlations were found between the scales in the predicted directions. Modest evidence for construct validity was found. Results found reliability ranging from low (0.50) to high (0.96). Some significant differences in response patterns were found in t-test comparisons. Specific recommendations for career counseling are discussed, including implications for the assessment process and interventions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)