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Before Psychol. 2022 Jan 10;12:815076. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.815076. eCollection 2021.

ABSTRACT

To help Chinese high school students improve their career readiness and address career decision-making difficulties, we designed a synchronous online career intervention based on cognitive information processing (CIP) theory during the pandemic. of Covid-19. The online career intervention consisted of a series of career courses to develop high school students’ knowledge and skills in career planning, career assessments to explore their career interests and academic self-concept, and a database providing basic information on university majors. To assess the effectiveness of the intervention, 957 10th graders were recruited into the study, 601 participants (girls = 227, boys = 324) were randomly assigned to the experimental group (online career intervention) and 356 (girls=159, boys=197) participants were randomly assigned to the control group (no career intervention). All participants carried out a pre- and post-intervention assessment of their professional maturity, their professional identity and their difficulties in making career decisions. The results indicated that the online intervention significantly improved high school students‘ career readiness and reduced their difficulties in making career decisions. The practical implications of this research for online career interventions for Chinese high school students are also discussed.

PMID:35082735 | PMC: PMC8784529 | DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.815076

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