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National Comparison of the Use of Discover and SIGI

Title: A National Comparison of the Use of Discover and SIGI.
Name(s): Sampson Jr., James P., author
Shahnasarian, Michael, author
Reardon, Robert C., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 1986-03-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This report describes the results of a nationwide comparative study of the 677 sites using DISCOVER or SIGI as of June 1984. Software-based and institutionally-based factors influencing system use were explored. The former included theoretical bases, ease of software usage, and developer's implementation assistance, while the latter included staff competence, organizational dynamics, financial resources, clientele, implementation plan, and system integration with other activities and facilities. The sample included 408 respondents (60.3%) to those surveyed. Multivariate log-linear models were used to analyze data with fiver areas of systems use, and univariate analyses were used in two other areas. Results suggested that institutionally-based factors, not software-based factors, were largely determining how DISCOVER and SIGI were used. However, it was noted that software-by researchers, developers, and practitioners in order to maximize the impact of computer-assisted career guidance systems. The report includes 10 tables and one appendix. The authors acknowledge the support and assistance of personnel at the American College Testing Program and the Educational Testing Service in completing this research.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525275753_7936e951 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525275753 (DOI)
Preferred Citation: Sampson Jr, Shahnasarian, & Reardon (1986). A National Comparison of the Use of Discover and SIGI: Technical Report No. 2. Tallahassee, FL: Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, Florida State University. doi:10.17125/fsu.1525275753. Also Available at:
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Sampson Jr., J. P., Shahnasarian, M., & Reardon, R. C. (1986). A National Comparison of the Use of Discover and SIGI. Retrieved from