A comparison of three methods of career planning for liberal arts majors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James Worth Pickering (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Marian P. Franklin

Abstract: This investigation was designed to compare the effectiveness of a career-planning program for college liberal arts majors by directed self-study, professional career counseling, and the use of peer career tutors, as measured by Crites' (1978) Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) and an achievement test developed for the program. Support for the Career Planning Program was provided from a review of literature which suggested that (a) liberal arts majors need assistance in career planning program, (b) short-term interventions designed to facilitate the development of career maturity through a behavioral orientation are the most rigorous and successful interventions used in research with college students, and (c) much of career counseling is actually tutoring which can be effectively provided by peers.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Career development
Vocational guidance
Education, Humanistic

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