Improving the Design and Use of Meta-analyses of Career Interventions

  • Betsy Jane Becker Florida State University


This chapter appears in J. P. Sampson, E. Bullock-Yowell, V. C. Dozier, D. S. Osborn, & J. G. Lenz (Eds.), Integrating theory, research, and practice in vocational psychology: Current status and future directions. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University. Retrieved from

The chapter is based on a paper presented at the conference of the Society of Vocational Psychology, May 16–17, 2016, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.  A video presentation of a preliminary version of this paper may be retrieved from

Correspondence should be addressed to Betsy Jane Becker, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453. E-mail:

Keywords: meta-analysis, career decision-making self efficacy, Cronbach’s UTOS, generalizability, model-driven meta-analysis, moderators, variation

Section 2: Using Theory and Research to Improve Evidence-Based Practice