Research and Publications


The ACE e-course is derived from established career development and education theory.  The efficacy of the Career Choice Cycle Course (now ‘ACE’ e-course) is reported in:

Prideaux, L. (2003). A longitudinal evaluation of a theoretically derived adolescent career education intervention. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Griffith University, Gold Coast.


Additional career education and career development research and publications by Dr Lee-Ann Prideaux:

Publications in Refereed Journals

Creed, P. A., Patton, W., & Prideaux, L. (2007). Predicting change over time in career planning and career exploration for high school students. Journal of Adolescence, 30, 377-392.

Creed, P. A., Prideaux, L., & Patton, W. (2006). Causal relationship between career indecision and career decision-making self-efficacy: A longitudinal cross-lagged analysis. Journal of Career Development, 33(1), 47-65.

Creed, P. A., Prideaux, L., & Patton, W. (2005). Antecedents and consequences of career decisional states in adolescence. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 67, 397-412.

Prideaux, L., & Creed, P.A. (2002).  Career theory building in the Australian Journal of Career Development during its inaugural ten years.  Australian Journal of Career Development, 11(3), 42-51.

Prideaux, L., & Creed, P. A. (2002). A review of career development research in Australia and New Zealand from 1995-2000. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2(1), 21-38.

Prideaux, L., Patton, W., & Creed, P. (2002). Development of a theoretically derived school career program: An Australian endeavour. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2(2), 115-130.

Prideaux, L., & Creed, P. A. (2001). Career maturity, career decision-making self-efficacy and career indecision: A review of the accrued evidence. Australian Journal of Career Development, 10(3), 7-12.

Prideaux, L., Creed, P., Muller, J., & Patton, W. (2000). A review of career interventions: Have investigations shed any light? Swiss Journal of Psychology, 59(4), 227-239.

Book Chapter

Prideaux, L. (2001). The Career Choice Cycle Course. In W. Patton, & M. McMahon (Eds.), Career development programs: Preparation for lifelong career decision making (pp. 58-69). Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd.

Curriculum Materials

Prideaux, L. (2003). The ABC of success. In M. McMahon, & W. Patton (Eds.), Ideas for career practitioners: Celebrating excellence in Australian career practice (pp. 146-151). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.

Prideaux, L. (2010). The career choice cycle course student workbook and facilitator guide. Burleigh Heads: Zeus Publications.

Prideaux, L. (2012). Adolescent Career Education (ACE): Career choice cycle course [e-course].

Prideaux, L. & Collie, T. (2012). Adolescent Career Education (ACE): Electronic Senior Education and Training (e-SET) Plan

Conference Papers

Prideaux, L. (2002, May). Design and evaluation of a theoretically derived career education intervention for high school students: The career choice cycle course. Paper presented at the IAEVG-AIOSP World Congress: Counselor, profession, passion or calling? Warsaw, Poland.

Prideaux, L. (2003, September). Longitudinal evaluation of a theoretically derived career education intervention for high school students. Paper presented at the IAEVG-AIOSP International conference 2003: Quality development in vocational counselling and training. Berne, Switzerland.

Prideaux, L. (2010, April). A longitudinal evaluation of theoretically derived adolescent career education: The career choice cycle course. Paper presented at the Career Development Association of Australia International Career Conference 2010, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.