ERIC Number: ED051519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Job-Seeking Behavior and Vocational Development.
Stevens, Nancy D.
Noting that job-seeking behavior, as contrasted with the processes of vocational choice and work adjustment, has been neglected in theories of vocational development, the author identifies three job seeking behavior patterns: (1) individuals exhibiting specific goals and self actualized behavior obtain desired jobs most successfully; (2) those with vague, confused goals and passive-dependent behavior fail to obtain desired jobs; and (3) those exhibiting a mixture of the two have a modicum of success in obtaining desired jobs. Job-seeking behavior is viewed as contingent upon two critical factors: (1) the degree of vocational choice crystallization; and (2) the individual's personal characteristics, dynamics and life style. This material is integrated with Ginzburg's and Super's theories on the process of vocational development and job-seeking behavior and is itself considered as a developmental process. As such, it is seen as meeting the criteria of a theory on vocational development. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971