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dc.contributor.advisorBarker, Donald G.
dc.creatorWoodrick, Charles Philip
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 58-60)en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to develop and standardize an attitude scale designed to assess career myths held by college students. Career myths are irrational and illogical ideas, beliefs, and misconceptions about career decision-making, the career counseling process, and the world of work. It was believed that such an instrument would enable counselors to assess career myths adhered to by their clients and allow researchers to measure change in career myth attitudes as a result of the counseling process. The final instrument, the Survey of Career Attitudes - Final Form (SCA-III), was developed in three phases. During phase one, the Survey of Career Attitudes - Preliminary Form was constructed, administered to a group of subjects, and item analyzed. During phase two, the Survey of Career Attitudes - II was developed, administered to a second group of subjects and item analyzed. Phase three entailed the development, cross-validation, norming, factor analysis, and construct validation of the SCA-III. The results indicated that the SCA-III possessed sufficient reliability and validity to justify its use as a research tool and counseling instrument. Limitations of the study and recommendations for further research were discussed.en
dc.format.extentix, 77 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectEducational Psychologyen
dc.subject.classification1979 Dissertation W893
dc.subject.lcshCollege students--Attitudesen
dc.subject.lcshVocational guidanceen
dc.subject.lcshAttitude (Psychology)--Testingen
dc.titleThe development and standardization of an attitude scale designed to measure career myths held by college studentsen
dc.typeThesisen Psychologyen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHope, L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeUnes, Arnold
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReilley, Robert
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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