ERIC Number: EJ637485
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Publication Date: 2001
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A Further Investigation of Major Field and Person-Environment Fit: Sociological versus Psychological Interpretations of Holland's Theory.
Feldman, Kenneth A.; Ethington, Corinna A.; Smart, John C.
Journal of Higher Education, v72 n6 p670-98 Nov-Dec 2001
Found, through survey data analysis, that students whose personality type was incongruent with the environment of their major gained about equally in abilities and interests pertinent to that environment as students with congruent personalities. Interpreted results in terms of a socialization dynamic being more prevalent than a personality dynamic; compared results with an earlier study with ostensibly contradictory results. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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