Increasing the career choice readiness of young adolescents: an evaluation study

Hirschi, Andreas; L├Ąge, Damian
May 2008
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;May2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p95
Academic Journal
A career workshop that applies models of the Cognitive Information Processing Approach (Sampson, Reardon, Peterson, & Lenz, 2004) and incorporates critical ingredients (Brown and Ryan Krane, 2000) to promote the career choice readiness of young adolescents was developed and evaluated with 334 Swiss students in seventh grade applying a Solomon four group design with a three-month follow-up. Participants significantly increased their performance in terms of career decidedness, career planning, career exploration, and vocational identity. Implications for evaluation research and counselling practice are presented.


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