International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effectiveness of Career Counseling Model towards the Level of Career Maturity among the Drug Addicts
Amin Al Haadi Bin Shafie, Siti Khadijah Binti Abd Karim, Nurhafizah Binti Mohamad Yasin, Nurul Ashikin Binti Ahmat Miskam, Hishamuddin Bin Abdul Wahab, Mohd Khairul Anuar Bin Rahimi, Nurhafizah Binti Mohd Sukor, Siti Nubailah Binti Mohd Yusof

Previous research has found that being unemployed is the most contributing factor towards the relapse rate among the drug addicts. A Career Counseling Model (CCM) was invented to increase the level of career maturity of the trainees in the rehabilitation center. This research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of CCM towards the Career Maturity among the trainees. Two sample groups involved labeled as Rehabilitation A (experimental group) and Rehabilitation B (control group) with total of 64 trainees. Both groups underwent pre-test and post-test but only rehabilitation A was given CCM intervention consisting 9-sessions module. The instrument of Career Maturity Inventory (CMI) was used to measure the effectiveness of the CCM while in-depth interview was conducted to identify the effectiveness of the model from trainees’ perspectives. CMI result indicated that there is a positive significant different between the pre-test (11.1563) and post-test (15.6250) within the experimental group. This point out that CCM had positive impact towards the trainee’s level of career maturity.

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