Date of Award

Fall 2020

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Dr. Emily Bullock-Yowell

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Dr. Melanie Leuty

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Dr. Richard Mohn

Committee Member 3 School



This study aimed to investigate the effect of using the CASVE Cycle Questionnaire (CASVE-CQ) on career group intervention outcomes, specifically career decidedness, negative career thoughts, career decision-making difficulties, and career decision-making self-efficacy. Participants included 45 undergraduate students who receive scholarships from a student retention program which includes a career group intervention as a requirement to receive the scholarship. It was predicted that the use of the CASVE-CQ would result in greater increases in career decidedness and career decision-making self-efficacy, as well as greater decreases in negative career thoughts and career decision-making difficulties compared to those receiving the same intervention that did not integrate the CASVE-CQ. Although all participants experienced changes in outcome measures in the predicted direction, there was no significant difference between those who used the CASVE-CQ and those who did not. Thus, the hypotheses for this study were rejected. Qualitative feedback from participants revealed that the inclusion of the CASVE-CQ added a more interactive and visual component to career counseling. These findings contribute to the development of a more meaningful and rewarding counseling experience for future clients as well as an assessment intervention approach to implement theory in practice for clinicians. Some limitations to this study include convenience sampling, the small sample size, and the lack of previous research using the CASVE-CQ.