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ERIC Number: EJ910338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
A Brief Career Intervention: Psychology Students' Changed Views of Life beyond a Baccalaureate
Rajecki, D. W.; Johnson, Kathy E.; Jeschke, Mikki Poynter; Appleby, Drew C.; Williams, Cynthia Clark; Daniels, Kathryn E.; Eiler, William J. A., II; Brokering, Jessica R.
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v5 n1 p18-32 Jan 2005
Most (77%) of a sample of some 300 undergraduate psychology majors indicated plans for a Master's or PhD degree, and most expressed high valuation of a job with a Bachelor's degree. Respondents then received a brief career intervention via a take-home booklet containing information about admission to graduate school, and features of jobs with a baccalaureate. Subsequently, regarding graduate school, 30% of the students reported less interest, 64% indicated reduced estimates of own chances of admission, 49% raised estimates of prerequisite GPA, and 51% lowered estimates of percent applicants accepted. There were suggestions of coherence in changed views: for example, change scores for interest in-, and own chances for graduate school correlated 0.26. Attitudes toward jobs were generally unaffected. We offer our brief psychology career intervention as a general model for research and advising in other non-preprofessional undergraduate programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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