A study to measure vocational self-concept crystallization in two types of adult career programs, telecourse versus traditional group Public Deposited

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  • The overall purpose of this study was to investigate certain aspects of the effectiveness of adult career programs. The central focus was to compare the differences in vocational self-concept crystallization among the participants exposed to the classroom group program and the individualized telecourse programs. Further information was desired regarding the differences in vocational selfconcept crystallization among the various levels and categories of age, sex, years of education, years of work experience, personality, and voluntary/involuntary career change. This study focused on four objectives: (I) To measure the achievement in vocational self-concept crystallization by adults enrolled in the post-secondary career classes. (2) To compare the growth in vocational selfconcept crystallization among adults exposed to the two instructional approaches. (3) To analyze differences in measurements with relation to age, sex, years of education, work experience, voluntary/involuntary career change, and Holland's Model. (4) To develop implications for the future direction of career programs for the adult. The population of this study consisted of 66 adults who successfully completed a post-secondary career program during the 1981-1982 school year. Thirty-three participants were enrolled in classroom group programs; 33 were enrolled in VOYAGE, a telecourse program. The schools included were four community colleges in the Portland, Oregon, area. Descriptive data were acquired via personal interview with each participant. The Vocational Rating Scale was administered at the beginning and ending of the school terms. An analysis of covariance was used to determine if there were significant differences between adjusted Vocational Rating Scale scores. Conclusions Participants of both programs showed equal achievement in vocational self-concept crystallization in both the descriptive and statistical data. However, the descriptive data show a significant difference in the telecourse participant's satisfaction in both achievement and the completion of a career process.
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