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The Effectiveness of an Internet-Based Career Development Program: The Impact of Matching Animated Agent Ethnic Appearance

Abstract The current study is a follow up to a previous evaluation of Believe It!, an internet-based career development program for adolescent girls. This study attempted to extend the program's effectiveness by manipulating animated agent appearance based on literature suggesting that agent appearance has implications for human-computer program interface. Participants included 52 Latinas (ages 11 to 14) randomly assigned to view one of two versions of the revised career program. Each version contained identical content but included animated agents designed to represent different ethnicities. Pre and post-treatment scores for three career belief measures and an occupational stereotype measure were analyzed using a MANCOVA. The results were not s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Hardy, Amanda Octavia Nichole (Author) / Horan, John (Advisor) / Atkinson, Robert (Committee member) / Homer, Judith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling psychology / Career Development / Cognitive Restructuring / Implications of ethnic appearance / Latina
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Counseling Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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