Report of an internship conducted at the Memorial University Counselling Centre including a research project : a study of career indecision among selected first year university students

Pelley, Wanda Joan (1997) Report of an internship conducted at the Memorial University Counselling Centre including a research project : a study of career indecision among selected first year university students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This document contains a report of a Master's level counselling internship conducted at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Counselling Centre in partial fulfilment of a Master's of Education in Educational Psychology. The internship was thirteen weeks in duration and ran from September 10, 1996 to December 6, 1996. -- Chapter One of this report discusses the choice of the internship alternative in the Educational Psychology program. Within this chapter, discussion focuses upon the rationale, a description of the setting, services available at the Centre, internship goals, supervisory activities and responsibilities. Chapter Two includes a comprehensive summary and discussion of activities that the intern participated in during the internship placement. -- Chapter Three deals with the required research component of the internship. It outlines the research including: background, purpose, significance, literature review, research questions, methodology, results, limitations, and discusses the findings of this research component. -- The purpose of the study was to determine career decision making tendencies among first year students at Memorial. Using the Career Decision Scale (Osipow, 1980), the researcher endeavoured to determine if significance exists between gender and career decision making, between geographic background and career decision making, as well as any interactional effect between gender and geographic background on career decision making. The Career Decision Scale (CDS) has two subscales: the Career Certainty Scale and the Career Indecision Scale. -- The results of the study indicate that no significant main effects exist for gender or geographic background on either the Certainty Scale or Indecision Scale. However, an interactional effect was found to exist between two groups on the Certainty Scale: rural- males and urban-females. No interactional effects exist on the Indecision Scale. -- Finally, Chapter Four summarizes the recommendations and concludes by briefly reviewing the actual internship placement at the Counselling Centre.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/994
Item ID: 994
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [63]-67, 80-89
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Counseling--Study and teaching (Internship); Vocational guidance; Decision making

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