Vocational Evaluations and Self-Efficacy

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Title: Vocational Evaluations and Self-Efficacy
Author: Featherston, Jennifer Faye
Abstract: Vocational evaluations are not used in every Individualized Plan for Employment , despite evidence that vocational evaluations are helpful in developing employment plans for consumers of vocational rehabilitation services . Vocational evaluation reports contribute to the knowledge base about consumers' abilities , interests , and aptitudes and assist consumers and counselors in deciding the best job match for the consumer . In addition , it is hypothesized in the current study that consumers' career self -efficacy is increased through participation in the vocational evaluation process , because situational assessments have been shown to increase career self -efficacy (Scroggin , Kosciulek , Sweiven , and Enright , 1999 ) and vocational evaluations are simulated situational assessments . Career self -efficacy is defined as an individual's perception of her ability to act effectively and competently (Strauser , 1995 ) . This study will explore the influence formal vocational evaluations have on the career self -efficacy of people with disabilities . Specifically , does participation in a formal vocational evaluation increase career self -efficacy ? The participants are consumers of a state vocational rehabilitation program in a Texas . A repeated measures ANOVA will be used to compare pre -test and post -test self -efficacy scores for clients participating in vocational evaluations . Results are expected to show that a direct benefit of vocational evaluations may be the increased career self -efficacy of individuals with disabilities .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /605
Date: 2005-05-03

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Vocational Evaluations and Self-Efficacy. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /605 .

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