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Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems on College Students' Career Decision Making Processes

Title: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems on College Students' Career Decision Making Processes: Technical Report No. 6.
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Name(s): Peterson, Gary W, author
Ryan-Jones, Rebecca E, author
Sampson, James P, author
Reardon, Robert C, author
Shahnasarian, Michael, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 1987-12-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Evaluation Form, was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of CACG systems in performing three vital functions in career decision-making. This instrument was subsequently used to compare the effectiveness of DISCOVER, SIGI, and SIGI PLUS using 132 subjects from two cohort groups of students in an introductory psychology course. After finishing their assigned system, subjects completed the Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Evaluation Form, My Vocational Situation (MVS) by Holland, Daiger, & Power (1980a), and the Occupational Alternatives Question (OAQ) (Zener & Schunelle, 1972). Results of the analysis of the data showed that all three CACG systems were rated positively. However, subjects who expressed a need for career information rated all three CACG systems significantly more effective (p < .001) in developing and evaluating career options than those subjects who perceived no need for information. Further, Subjects who were "undecided" about their career direction found SIGI PLUS significantly more helpful for obtaining self knowledge and occupational knowledge (p < .05), and more rewarding and enjoyable (p < .03). The results suggested that perceived effectiveness of CACG systems may be related to the state of client career decidedness (OAQ) and their need for career information (MVS).
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525882239_332a4eb4 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525882239 (DOI)
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Peterson, G. W., Ryan-Jones, R. E., Sampson, J. P., Reardon, R. C., & Shahnasarian, M. (1987). A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems on College Students' Career Decision Making Processes: Technical Report No. 6. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525882239_332a4eb4