Accession Number : ADA181949

Title :   Development of an Automated Instrument to Assess Career Maturity: The Career Plans Check-Up.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1984-1986,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Baker,Herbert G ; Berry,Virginia M ; Kazan,Jennifer B ; Diamond,Esther E

PDF Url : ADA181949

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Because many military recruits are young, unskilled workers, there is a need for assessment of career maturity as part of the recruiting process. An existing pencil-and-paper measure, the Career Maturity Assessment (CMA), was validated on Navy recruits, using another existing measure, My Vocational Situation, as the criterion. A computerized version of the CMA was developed, called Career Plans Check-Up, which was validated on Navy recruits, with the CMA as the criterion. The measures were highly correlated. All three instruments measure the same construct, career maturity. Keywords: Armed services recruiting, Vocational guidance.

Descriptors :   *RECRUITING, *CAREERS, *ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), *MILITARY TRAINING, AUTOMATION, INSTRUMENTATION, NAVAL PERSONNEL, RECRUITS, VALIDATION, JOBS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, UNSKILLED WORKERS, VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS, DECISION MAKING, NAVAL PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE