Measuring the Outcomes of Career Guidance

  • Malcolm MaguireEmail author


This paper considers the importance of contextual factors which impinge on career guidance activities and their outcomes. It then seeks to identify and clarify definitional and measurement issues, and considers the types of outcomes which are considered desirable and can be identified. Following a discussion of the types of outcomes which are commonly addressed, and the criteria attached to those outcomes, it assesses the various methods of measuring outcomes which are, or might be, employed. It next reviews the existing evidence on the outcomes from career guidance. Finally, the implications of the discussion for both policy and future research agendas are addressed.


Contextual Factor Research Agenda Measurement Issue Career Guidance Guidance Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Careers Education and CounsellingCambridgeUK

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