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Impact of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and SIGI PLUS on the Career Decision Making of Adults Technical Report Number 9

Title: The Impact of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and SIGI PLUS on the Career Decision Making of Adults Technical Report Number 9.
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Name(s): Sampson, James P, author
Reardon, Robert C, author
Lenz, Janet G, author
Ryan-Jones, Rebecca E, author
Peterson, Gary W, author
Levy, Rick, 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: This study evaluated the effects of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and SIGI PLUS on career decidedness, vocational identity, and perceptions of computer use for 116 adults seeking services at a self-help oriented career center. Adults were randomly assigned to either DISCOVER for Adult Learners (DAL), SIGI PLUS, or a control condition that involved unstructured use of print and AV materials in a university career center. Use of DAL and SIGI PLUS by adults resulted in positive gains in vocational identity. Subjects in the control condition and subjects using DISCOVER experienced a significant increase in career decidedness. Adults perceived both systems as having a positive impact on three dimensions of computer effectiveness, Analysis, Synthesis, and Computer Effect. The conclusion was that computer-based interventions are equivalent to more traditional career interventions. Implications of these results for practice and further research are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886209_752378bb (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525886209 (DOI)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886209_752378bb
Owner Institution: FSU

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Sampson, J. P., Reardon, R. C., Lenz, J. G., Ryan-Jones, R. E., Peterson, G. W., & Levy, R. (1993). The Impact of DISCOVER for Adult Learners and SIGI PLUS on the Career Decision Making of Adults Technical Report Number 9. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886209_752378bb