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How online career counseling changes career development: A life design paradigm

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Counseling through the internet is one of the provided facilities by modern technologies that paves the way for the career development of students. This study aims to investigate and describe the role and effect of online career counseling interventions on the career development of students. In the current study, 45 university students were randomly assigned into three groups of online counseling (15 students), face-to-face counseling (15 students), and control (15 students). Participants completed short form of career development inventory (Creed and Patton 2004). The collected data in pretest, posttest, follow-up 1, and follow-up 2 were analyzed using SPSS package at descriptive and inferential levels as well as analysis of variance with repetitive measurements. The results showed that both interventions increased the students’ level of career development as compared to that of the students in the control group.

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Pordelan, N., Sadeghi, A., Abedi, M.R. et al. How online career counseling changes career development: A life design paradigm. Educ Inf Technol 23, 2655–2672 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-018-9735-1

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Keywords

  • Human-computer interface
  • Architectures for educational technology system
  • Multimedia systems
  • Career development
  • Life design