Glenn Graham (Committee Member), Carol Patitu (Committee Chair), Joanne Risacher (Committee Co-chair)
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a career development component in a first year seminar course on the dysfunctional career thoughts of undecided first year college students, as measured by the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI). The intent was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in students exposed to the career development component in First Year Seminar courses as compared to students who were not by comparing the means of their CTI total scores. Also, for those students who were exposed to career development in a first year seminar course the study aimed to determine if there were statistically significant differences in the means of the CTI total scores based on gender. The t-test analysis from the data of the primary research question did not determine significant differences in the means of the CTI total scores of students who were exposed to the career development component and students who were not. Analysis from the data of the sub-research question did not determine significant differences in the means of CTI total scores of students exposed to the career development component by gender. Limitations as well as recommendations for future research included securing a larger sample and examining the construct scales within the CTI total score as opposed to only examining the total CTI score.
Department or Program
Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations
Year Degree Awarded
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