Efficacy of Leader-Led and Self-Directed Career Workshops for Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Steven B. Robbins, Judy M. Chartrand, Karen L. McFadden, Richard M. Lee

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The differential effectiveness of leader-led and self-directed career and life planning workshops for 98 middle-aged and older adult participants was examined. First, a test of the magnitude of change on multiple attitudinal and behavioral variables revealed that participants improved regardless of treatment condition. Those participants in the leader-led condition, however, had greater posttest employment research interview behaviors than did participants in the self-directed condition. Second, 2 theoretically derived attributes, goal directedness and sociability-structure, were chosen to test the interaction effects between potentially salient participant attributes and workshop format. By means of a multivariate multiple regression strategy, no Attribute × Treatment interactions were identified. Results of this study suggest that the career and life planning workshops were positively received regardless of format and participant attribute.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994


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