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Upcoming Professional Development Webinar

Career Information System (CIS) Utilization and First-Year High School Students' Career Development Variables

Presented by: Eric Garcia, University of Oregon
2015 ACRP Research Award Recipient

This presentation will be an overview of a study examining the effects of Career Information System (CIS) modules on high school student career development indicators. We evaluated two distinct applications of CIS modules, including self-assessments and corresponding occupational and educational information, among first year students in two Oregon high schools. Intervention group vocational skills self-efficacy, outcome expectations, work hope, and career decision-making difficulties were assessed before and after exposure to CIS modules. First-year students who did not participate in the CIS intervention served as the control group. CIS intervention participants at each school demonstrated significant post-test differences relative to control group participants. Specifically, CIS participants at School A had higher work hope and lower career decision-making difficulties associated with inconsistent information and lack of information, and at School B, higher vocational skills self-efficacy, relative to control participants at posttest. The effects of CIS did not vary as a function of race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status at either school. Findings contribute to the scant literature assessing the effects of computer-based career interventions for high school students.

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