Effectiveness of a school-to-work transition skills program in a collectivist culture


Kepir Savoly D. D. , TUZGÖL DOST M.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, vol.29, no.2, pp.127-136, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1038416220919882
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-136

Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of a school-to-work transition skills program on the career adaptability and career optimism of senior year university students in Turkey. For this purpose, a career intervention program was adapted from one developed in the USA. Results indicated that participants in the intervention group (N = 16) had higher career adaptability and career optimism after the program, and their scores were higher than the control group (N = 16). The effectiveness of the program was confirmed by a follow-up test three months later. This study also discusses the theoretical and practical implications of career interventions in relation to the relevant literature.