Date of Award

4-1991

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Joseph Morris

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Betz

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Brashear

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Earl Washington

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate comparisons of intrinsic and extrinsic work values and career maturity for minority college students. Results of this study may enhance efforts to provide more effective career development programs for minority college students. The investigation compared participants in a personal and academic support services program (PASSP) by sex, and PASSP and non-PASSP participants by groups. The PASSP which consisted of business majors was based upon expectations and self-efficacy of the success of program participants.

The study consisted of forty participants, 20 females and 20 males. The volunteers included 10 males and 10 females who were in a personal and academic support services program and 10 males and 10 females who were also business majors but not in the program. The Work Values Inventory (WVI) (Super, 1968) and the Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) (Crites, 1978a) were used to measure intrinsic and extrinsic work values and career maturity of minority participants.

No significant differences at the .05 level of significance were found in intrinsic and extrinsic work values and career maturity by group or by sex of participants between the two groups. However, the intrinsic and extrinsic work values and career maturity scores within each group were similar, and the PASSP participants had a higher degree of similarity than did non-PASSP participants' scores.

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Dissertation-Open Access

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Counseling Commons

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