ERIC Number: ED189482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-20
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The Applicability of the Holland Model of Vocational Development With Spanish Speaking Clients.
Harrington, Thomas F.
Vocational development theories and interest inventories researched with white samples may not be relevant to Spanish-speaking individuals. A Spanish translation of the Harrington/O'Shea System for Career Decision-Making (CDM) was developed and revised. The six scales of CDM correspond to the six personality types developed by Holland (1973): crafts (realistic); scientific (investigative), the arts (artistic); social; business (enterprising); and clerical (conventional). Subjects (N=267) from high schools and a junior college consisted of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and South Americans. The six personality types were present in all four subcultures; confirmation of the Holland hexagonal model suggests results of earlier factor-analytic studies of vocational interests may be applicable to Spanish-speaking persons. The construct validity of the CDM was also confirmed. A single approach to the examination of careers applicable to all people is less likely to result in discriminatory practices. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Harrington O Shea System Career Decision Making; Holland Vocational Preference Inventory