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Improving Career Services and Research with the Computer Version of the Self-Directed Search (Form R)

Title: Improving Career Services and Research with the Computer Version of the Self-Directed Search (Form R): Technical Report Number 15.
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Name(s): Reardon, Robert C, author
Lenz, Janet G, author
Strausberger, Scott J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 1993-10-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the Self-Directed Search: Computer Version (SDS:CV) in a university career center's service delivery and research activities. Data were collected from a sample fo 180 clients over a 16 month period, using the information provided in the professional summary report of the SDS:CV. Social and Enterprising types were the most common client codes (57%), and the mean Vocational Identity score from the My Vocational Situation was 5.26. Additional data about the client group was examined regarding the secondary constructs from Holland's theory of congruence (expressed vs. assessed Holland codes), differentiation, consistency, commonness, need for information, and vocational choice barriers. Low vocational identity items endorsed by 80% of the clients were also identified. An analysis of cost information for software and staff resources indicated that the SDS:CV was used at a cost of $10.10 per client in this setting. Discussion focused on the application of research information provided by the SDS:CV in designing career interventions, using the secondary constructs in career counseling, developing outreach programs, comparing and contrasting the paper and computer versions of the SDS, and the use of theory-based career interventions.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525889460_6ee435da (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525889460 (DOI)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525889460_6ee435da
Owner Institution: FSU

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Reardon, R. C., Lenz, J. G., & Strausberger, S. J. (1993). Improving Career Services and Research with the Computer Version of the Self-Directed Search (Form R): Technical Report Number 15. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525889460_6ee435da