Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to use a group approach to career counseling, to explore the career development process of eleventh grade students. The objective was to qualitatively asses the knowledge of self and occupational information, the role of significant others, education and work goals, and the decision making process. A fiveweek career exploration group was implemented. A pre-test and post-test was used to evaluate change. Significant change in participant?s occupational knowledge, knowledge of self, influences, and education and work goals were unfounded. Participants did show a significant increase in the amount of time they spend in career exploration and in the amount of resources they utilized. There were more significant changes found in the female participants, which raised questions for further research.

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