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ERIC Number: EJ912669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Integrating Individual Differences in Career Assessment: The Atlas Model of Individual Differences and the Strong Ring
Armstrong, Patrick Ian; Rounds, James
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n2 p143-153 Dec 2010
Career assessment methods often include measures of individual differences constructs, such as interests, personality, abilities, and values. Although many researchers have recently called for the development of integrated models, career counseling professionals have long faced the challenge of integrating this information into their practice. The authors examine the use of integrated models to enhance the career counseling process, including Armstrong, Day, McVay, and Rounds's (2008) RIASEC-based Atlas Model of Individual Differences (using Holland's 1997, typology of 6 interest types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional [RIASEC]) and Armstrong, Smith, Donnay, and Rounds's (2004) basic interests-based Strong Ring. These models provide a structured framework for presenting clients with assessment feedback that emphasizes connections between interests, personality, and abilities. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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