ACCESS: Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Research Measures

While developing the Intervention Program, ACCESS used several questionnaires to measure the program's effectiveness with fostering the career development of survivors. Three of these questionnaires, or research measures, are presented here. They can be used by group facilitators in conjunction with the ACCESS Program or by researchers interested in the career development of domestic violence survivors.

The following three questionnaires can be administered to survivors before, during, and after they participate in the ACCESS Program. (Click to display a printable PDF file.)

  • My Career Barriers identifies the career barriers that are most relevant for women participating in the ACCESS Program.
  • My Career Supports identifies the career supports that are most relevant for women participating in the ACCESS Program.
  • Vocational Skills Self-Efficacy measures women's confidence in accomplishing a variety of career- and work-related tasks.

For information on how ACCESS conducted research using these measures, go to the Research Information page.

The My Career Supports measure was created by Krista M. Chronister, PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon. The My Career BarriersĀ  and My Vocational Skills Self-Efficacy measures were created by Ellen Hawley McWhirter, and Krista M. Chronister, PhD, CounselingĀ  Psychology, University of Oregon.


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