VISTAS Technology and Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Using Virtual Reality Environments to Improve the Career

Wendy-lou L. Greenidge


Social Cognitive Career Theory proposes that self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and interests influence career choice and development. Many minority students do not pursue certain careers solely due to their perception that they may not be successful. This highlights the need for interventions that increase exposure to careers while improving the career self-efficacy and outcome expectations of students. This article describes how virtual reality environments can be used to increase the career self-efficacy of minority students.

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