ERIC Number: ED060184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Applying an Occupational Classification to a Representative Sample of Work Histories.
Holland, John L.; And Others
To test the predictive efficiency of the Holland Occupational Classification and the related hypotheses concerned with occupational achievement and stability of career from Holland's theory of careers, the classification was applied to a national sample of 973 male retrospective work histories. Analyses were performed by organizing and reorganizing the work histories according to the classification. The classification appears to order lower level occupational histories in an efficient way, well beyond chance. Also, all three letters in the Realistic code appear to have predictive validity. The testing of the hypotheses from the theory suggests that the theory can be applied to both adult work histories and vocational choices of high school and college students. (Author/SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.