Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the researcher was to investigate the effect of computer assisted career planning systems on the career maturity of students. The subjects were 83 randomly selected high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Three levels of implementation (assisted, self-directed and control) were used. All students completed the posttest Crites' Career Maturity Inventory Attitude Scale and Student Information Form. Comparisons of career maturity scores according to race, gender, G.P.A., delivery, grade classification and grade classification with chronological age as a covariate measure were employed. Three null hypotheses and four composite null hypotheses were tested. Nineteen comparisons were made and one found to be significant at the .05 level. The significant comparison was for the main effect race. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. Participating and not participating in DISCOVER was not associated with career maturity. 2. Asians had lower career maturity than Hispanics and Anglos. 3. Gender was not associated with career maturity. 4. Grade level was not associated with career maturity. 5. Type of delivery was not associated with career maturity.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Summer 1990

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1990 Heather Reed


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