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Comparing Career Development Outcomes Among Undergraduate Students in Cognitive Information Processing Theory–Based Versus Human Relations Courses

Title: Comparing Career Development Outcomes Among Undergraduate Students in Cognitive Information Processing Theory–Based Versus Human Relations Courses.
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Name(s): Osborn, Debra Sue, author
Sides, Ryan D., author
Brown, Caitlyn A., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2020-03-10
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The effectiveness of undergraduate career courses has been demonstrated for a variety of variables, such as career certainty, career maturity, career decision-making skills, and reducing dysfunctional career thoughts. While such studies used the career course as an intervention, most failed to include a comparison course and were not grounded in career theory. Therefore, 152 undergraduate students enrolled in four sections of a career development course and 47 students enrolled in three sections of an undergraduate human relations course completed pre and post tests on career-related constructs. Results indicated that the career course yielded significant improvements in career development variables, such as career decision state, cognitive information processing skills, career decision-making stage, knowledge of next steps, and anxiety about current career concern, but the human relations course did not. The CIP-based career course is supported as a valid career intervention, and individuals may benefit from targeted interventions depending on their stage in the CASVE Cycle. Future research might compare different career-theory based or a-theoretical career courses on career development outcomes.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556414861_35981ada (IID), 10.1002/cdq.12211 (DOI)
Keywords: undergraduate career course, cognitive information processing theory, comparison study, empirical
Publication Note: This is the accepted manuscript, and the publisher's version of the record can be found at https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12211.
Preferred Citation: Osborn, D., Sides, R. D., Brown, C. B., & Gagnon, S. M. S. (accepted). Comparing career development outcomes for undergraduate CIP-based courses versus human relations courses. Career Development Quarterly.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556414861_35981ada
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Career Development Quarterly.

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Osborn, D. S., Sides, R. D., & Brown, C. A. (2020). Comparing Career Development Outcomes Among Undergraduate Students in Cognitive Information Processing Theory–Based Versus Human Relations Courses. Career Development Quarterly. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556414861_35981ada