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ERIC Number: ED535730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-2159-5542
Applications of Kelly's Personal Construct Theory to Vocational Guidance
Paszkowska-Rogacz, Anna; Kabzinska, Zofia
Online Submission, Psychology Research v2 n7 p408-421 Jul 2012
This paper outlines selected applications of Kelly's Personal Construct Theory to vocational guidance. The authors elicited personal constructs using the Rep Test (Role Construct Repertory Test) and compared them with Holland's occupational typology. The sample (N = 136, F = 85, M = 51, average age of 21.97) was composed of students of various universities in Lodz, Poland. Two diagnostic methods were used: the Vocational Preference Questionnaire Job-6 and a Rep Test focused on job-related constructs. The authors used multi-dimensional scaling to analyze and visualize the results. The results show that the application of Kelly's Personal Construct Theory to vocational guidance is a valuable approach, which affords results complementary to those obtained with questionnaire-based methods. (Contains 6 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland