ERIC Number: ED044534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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A Psychological Classification of Occupations.
Holland, John L.; And Others
This occupational classification for practical and theoretical use in vocational guidance, occupational research, vocational education, and social science rests upon a theory of personality types and includes 431 common occupations which comprise about 95 percent of the United States labor force. Each of the classification's six main classes (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) includes five to sixteen subclasses. Within each subclass, occupations are arranged according to the number of years of general educational development required to perform them. The arrangement of main classes and subclasses is defined empirically and is consistent with the classification's theoretical base. The arrangement of classes also makes it possible to estimate the psychological relatedness among occupations. The construction of the classification, an evaluation of its usefulness, and some illustrations of its potential practical value are outlined. (Author/SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.