Evaluation of an intervention to increase non-traditional career interests and career-related self-efficacy among middle-school adolescents

Sherri L Turner, Richard T. Lapan

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Abstract

This investigation evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention designed to increase adolescents' interests in non-traditional careers, and their career-related self-efficacy. Results demonstrated significant increases in career planning and exploration efficacy, and educational and vocational development efficacy among experimental group participants. Boys showed significant increases in artistic, social, and conventional interests, and girls showed significant increases in realistic, enterprising, and conventional interests. Results suggest that young adolescents' career-related self-efficacy and interests in non-traditional careers can be increased through their participation in computer assisted career intervention and group exploration activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-531
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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