The promotion of career adjustment by means of an experientially based career development programme

by Patrick William Janse

Institution: University of Johannesburg
Year: 2015
Keywords: Vocational guidance; Occupational training; Job satisfaction
Record ID: 1447001
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/13521


As more and more individuals join organizations, the need to assist such individuals with their career adjustment appears to be increasing in both importance and urgency. Traditional interview-based approaches, while they tend to be helpful, do not appear to be able to meet the needs of an expanding work force, particularly if costs and availability of qualified professional assistance are considered. The main purpose of the study was to determine whether career adjustment could be facilitated by means of an experientially based career development programme, seen as a viable alternative to the interview-based approaches. Personal factors, locus of control and job satisfaction were employed as the criterion measures to reflect changes as a result of the career development programme. The experiment was conducted in a municipality in the Witwatersrand area and the final sample consisted of 55 participants, randomly assigned to 30 in the experimental group a~d 25 in the control group. Differences between the experimental and control groups were determined by means of an analysis of variance for unequal groups...