This study explores postsecondary students’ and adults’ perceptions of the helpfulness of Kuder Journey and its various components. Users rated Journey as highly helpful in self-awareness, career planning, developing motivation for success in education and work, and gaining hope for the future.
In Spring of 2012, 412 U.S. adults who had used Kuder® Journey™ responded to an online survey. Twenty-five U.S. states were represented, along with two U.S. territories. The survey solicited responses on users’ perceptions of the helpfulness of Journey and its components. Users rated Journey as highly helpful in their career planning and career development, with a majority rating Journey as highly helpful in (a) selfawareness (learning interests, skills, and values), (b) setting career goals and making plans, (c) developing motivation for education and career, and (d) generating hope for the future. There were few differences in ratings by gender, racial-ethnic group, or by employment status (unemployed, part-time employed, full-time employed). There were consistent differences in ratings by age group, with younger respondents rating Journey as more helpful as compared to older respondents.