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ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon Friday 8 November 2013. . Chintha Dissanayake, PhD Chartered Occupational Psychologist . Why Psychometrics don’t always ‘work’ in Career Guidance . .. and how to make them ‘work’ better!.

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Why psychometrics don t always work in career guidance and how to make them work better

ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon

Friday 8 November 2013.

Chintha Dissanayake, PhD

Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Why Psychometrics don’t always ‘work’ in Career Guidance ... and how to make them ‘work’ better!

Chintha is an HCPC registered British Psychological Society (UK) chartered psychologist specialising in talent assessment & development nationally and internationally. And the Career-Launchpad is a bespoke career coaching programme developed specifically for young people.


Programme 11 30 12 30

ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon

Friday 8 November 2013.

Introduction

Student Survey results

Why Psychometrics do not always work in Career Guidance

An alternate approach

Case study

Discussion

PROGRAMME 11:30 – 12:30


Introduction

  • Department for Education (DfE) … definition of ‘Career Guidance’

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • A loose definition with the premise is that:

  • a) not all students need the same level of guidance

  • b) Schools will best understand individual student needs

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

  • Ofsted Findings – report September 2013

  • OXFORD-PSYCHOMETRICS survey of student forum Nov 2013 www.thestudentroom.co.uk

INTRODUCTION


Introduction1

  • Oxford Psychometrics Survey – November 2013 (n=62 mean age range 16-21)

  • So, what works and what does not work?

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

INTRODUCTION


Introduction2

  • Inventory type tools

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

INTRODUCTION

Nearly all focus groups found the workbooks with collections of careers related quizzes or word searches unhelpful

“If you already know what you want to do, the computer profiler will confirm this for you. But if you are unsure, then it can only confuse you further”

(Steve, aged 16)


Why psychometrics do not always work in career guidance

  • Psychometrics

  • ‘the science of measuring mental capacities and processes’.

  • Source: Oxford Dictionary

Why Psychometrics do not always work in Career Guidance

Career interest inventories & Values questionnaires

Personality Indicators

Capability tests

Roy Child investigates Psychometric Tests and how to choose & Access the Right Ones.

Career Matters, October 2013, Issue 12.Page 30


Why psychometrics do not always work in career guidance1

  • Psychometrics

Why Psychometrics do not always work in Career Guidance

Reberts & Mroczek(2008) Personality Trait change in Adulthood. CurrDir Psychol. Sci. 2008 February 1; 17 (1): 31-35


And how to make them work better

  • Department for Education (DfE) … definition of ‘Career Guidance’

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

…and how to make them work better !


And how to make them work better1

  • A Two Dimensional Model of Readiness for Career Decision – Making

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

…and how to make them work better !

Complexity

High

Readiness Low

Readiness Moderate

Capability

Low

High

Readiness Moderate

Readiness High

Sampsonet al (2000) Using readiness assessment to improve career services: A cognitive information processing approach. The Career Development Quarterly, 49, 146 – 174.

Low


And how to make them work better2

  • A Two Dimensional Model of Readiness for Career Decision – Making

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

…and how to make them work better !

Complexity

High

High Support

Moderate

Support

Capability

Low

High

Moderate

Support

Very Low / No Support

Sampsonet al (2000) Using readiness assessment to improve career services: A cognitive information processing approach. The Career Development Quarterly, 49, 146 – 174.

Low


And how to make them work better3

  • A Two Dimensional Model of Readiness for Career Decision – Making

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

…and how to make them work better !

Complexity

High

Individual counselling

Career course (Small group)

Group counselling (long term)

Self-directed career decision making

Career courses (group)

Capability

Low

High

Group (short term career counselling)

Work shops

Self - Help Career Services

Sampsonet al (2000) Using readiness assessment to improve career services: A cognitive information processing approach. The Career Development Quarterly, 49, 146 – 174.

Low


Thank you

  • ‘Individual students are signposted to different career guidance activities at the relevant stage of their development and decision-making’.

  • Source: ‘Going in the right direction?’ Careers guidance in schools from September 2012. Published Ofsted Report, September 2013. Reference no: 130114

Thank You !


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