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

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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.
Translated title of the contributionFörderung der Berufswahlreife bei Jugendlichen: Eine Evaluationsuntersuchung.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 07.2008
Externally publishedYes