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Hook, Lacole L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Athletic departments in National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision universities provide academic support services to their student-athletes. Even though student-athletes receive help including career assistance from academic counselors, some studies have found that student-athletes are behind non-athletes in career…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Team Sports, Departments, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Lumpkin, Angela; Franco, Dan; Multon, Karen; Achen, Rebecca M. – College Student Journal, 2017
Grounded in a social cognitive theoretical perspective, this study explores the career decision-making self-efficacy (CDSE) and vocational identity development process for college students interested or majoring in sport management. While a popular undergraduate major, little research has investigated the specific factors that influence different…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Athletics, Business Administration Education
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Esters, Levon T.; Retallick, Michael S. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2013
This exploratory study examined the effect of an agriculturally-based experiential and work-based learning program, Science With Practice (SWP), on the vocational identity, career decision self-efficacy, and career maturity of undergraduate agriculture and life sciences students. The SWP experience helped clarify students' career interests and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Work Experience Programs, Career Development, Undergraduate Students
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Coutinho, Maria Teresa; Blustein, David L. – Journal of Career Development, 2014
This study examined the contribution of perceptions of discrimination, career planning, and vocational identity to the school engagement experiences of first- and second-generation immigrants among a sample of 125 Cape Verdean high school students. Perceived ethnic discrimination was found to moderate the association between both vocational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, High School Students, Career Development, Learner Engagement
Washington, Andre Lamont – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined how desktop virtual reality environment training (DVRET) affected state anxiety and vocational identity of vocational rehabilitation services consumers during job placement/job readiness activities. It utilized a quantitative research model with a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design plus some qualitative descriptive…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Job Placement, Vocational Rehabilitation
Tosado, Luis Antonio, II – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Two overlapping issues have given rise to this study: the need for assessment instruments to use with Spanish-speaking Latinos and the need for normative data on current and future Spanish-language instruments. Numerous career assessment instruments exist for the English-speaking population. These instruments may be administered on computer-based…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans, Vocational Evaluation, Feasibility Studies
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Strauser, David; Zanskas, Stephen; Lustig, Daniel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between career readiness, defined as capability and complexity, and vocational identity for individuals with disabilities. Method: Forty-three consumers participating in vocational evaluation services for a state-federal vocational rehabilitation agency completed the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation
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Yanchak, Kristen V.; Lease, Suzanne H.; Strauser, David R. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2005
This study compared dysfunctional career thoughts and perceptions of vocational identity for individuals with different types of disabilities and examined whether the relation of career thoughts to vocational identity was moderated by type of disability. Ninety adults with cognitive and physical impairments were administered the Career Thoughts…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Career Counseling, Career Choice
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010
This article celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of John L. Holland's (1959) theory of vocational personalities and work environments by describing the theory's development and evolution, its instrumentation, and its current status. Hallmarks of Holland's theory are its empirical testability and its user-friendliness. By…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Personality Theories, Development, Counseling Psychology
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Hammond, Marie S.; Betz, Nancy E.; Multon, Karen D.; Irvin, Tawana – Journal of Career Assessment, 2010
The psychometric properties of Super's Work Values Inventory-Revised (SWVI-R) were examined in a sample of 213 African American college students. Results indicated that the 12-values scales were as reliable and as valid in a sample of African Americans as has been demonstrated within a predominantly White college student sample. Values of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Work Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Gushue, George V.; Scanlan, Kolone R. L.; Pantzer, Karen M.; Clarke, Christine P. – Journal of Career Development, 2006
This study explores the relationship between the social cognitive construct of career decision-making self-efficacy and the outcome variables of vocational identity and career exploration behaviors in a sample of 72 urban African American high school students. The results indicate that higher levels of career decision-making self-efficacy are…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Mauer, Ellen B.; Gysbers, Norman C. – Career Development Quarterly, 1990
Analyzed the Vocational Identity (VI) scale items of My Vocational Situation for entering college freshmen (n=4,378). Identified four major clusters suggesting that vocational identity as measured by the VI scale is not a unitary construct. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Higher Education, Test Use, Test Validity
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Toporek, Rebecca J.; Pope-Davis, Donald B. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2001
Confirmatory factor analysis of My Vocational Situation scores for 201 African American and 553 white students supported the fit of a one-factor model. However, a test of multigroup invariance indicated that vocational identity factor structures were not equivalent across groups. (Contains 32 references.)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Counseling, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Mosley-Howard, G. Susan; Andersen, Patricia – Journal of Career Development, 1993
Data from 199 respondents among 2,000 dislocated auto workers showed My Vocational Situation to be a reliable instrument. Differences between high and low scorers on the Vocational Identity subscale suggest that different counseling interventions may be appropriate. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Career Counseling, Dislocated Workers, Outplacement Services (Employment)
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Nicholas, Lionel; Pretorius, Tyrone – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1994
Describes investigation utilizing frequency analysis of variance to determine effects of home language, faculty, frequency of guidance, and guidance experience on vocational identity of 1558 black South African university freshmen. Suggests that, although collected data supports continued use of My Vocational Situation with population, further…
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Guidance, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries
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