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Bouchard, Lauren M.; Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Development, 2018
This study examined the role of work volition in the relation between college students' health and several short-term career outcome variables. The responses of 393 students to an online survey revealed that the number of the last 30 days that were deemed unhealthy was significantly related to work volition, and work volition was associated with…
Descriptors: College Students, Predictor Variables, Online Surveys, Occupational Aspiration
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Overzier, Peter; Nauta, Noks – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
There are many group training sessions to train people in effective behaviour. The authors are experienced in the development and execution of such courses for small groups of gifted adults. As literature on this theme is scarce, the authors will share their experiences. First, the theoretical model used in the training course is explained. Then,…
Descriptors: Coping, Gifted, Foreign Countries, Delphi Technique
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Friedrichs, Terry; Nauta, Noks; Fiedler, Ellen – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Gifted elders (those who are both gifted and senior citizens) are one of the world's greatest untapped and unrecognized resources. Their needs are too-often neglected in today's world. Spending time with a gifted grandparent, or with a retired teacher, coach, or mentor, can be a win-win for all. However, that time can be even more productive if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Older Adults, Emotional Response
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) tested the fit of Kelly and Lee's six-factor model of career decision problems among 188 college students. The six-factor model did not fit the data well, but a five-factor (Lack of Information, Need for Information, Trait Indecision, Disagreement with Others, and Choice Anxiety) model did provide a good fit.…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Performance Factors
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2012
Two studies examined the conceptualization of career interests as traits using self-other agreement data. Study 1 participants were 114 college student-friend dyads, and Study 2 participants were 93 student-parent dyads. In each study, students provided interest (using Holland's realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Vocational Interests, Parent Student Relationship, Friendship
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Dekker, Vera; Nauta, Maaike H.; Timmerman, Marieke E.; Mulder, Erik J.; Hoekstra, Pieter J.; de Bildt, Annelies – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
With Latent Class Analysis applied on data of 98 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (9-12 years; 17 girls) participating in social skills training (SST) in a randomized controlled trial (Dekker et al. 2019), four subgroups were detected, based on social-communicative skills before, and response patterns to training. Two subgroups…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010
This article celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of John L. Holland's (1959) theory of vocational personalities and work environments by describing the theory's development and evolution, its instrumentation, and its current status. Hallmarks of Holland's theory are its empirical testability and its user-friendliness. By…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Personality Theories, Development, Counseling Psychology
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Dekker, Vera; Nauta, Maaike H.; Mulder, Erik J.; Sytema, Sjoerd; de Bildt, Annelies – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
The Social skills Observation Measure (SOM) is a direct observation method for social skills used in naturalistic everyday situations in school. This study describes the development of the SOM and investigates its psychometric properties in 86 children with Autism spectrum disorder, aged 9.8-13.1 years. The interrater reliability was found to be…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Naturalistic Observation
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van der Waal, Ido; Nauta, Noks; Lindhout, Rebecca – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This article describes a study on labour disputes of gifted people. Fifty-five gifted people, who have had one or more labour disputes, which resulted in their staying at home and filling out an online survey. Face-to-face interviews were held with seven respondents with more than two labour disputes. In this article, we describe the results of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Labor Problems, Arbitration, Grievance Procedures
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Downing, Haley M.; Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Development, 2010
The purpose of this study was to test the fit of a theoretical model in which separation-individuation, career exploration, and identity diffusion were specified as mediators of the relationship between attachment functioning (anxious and avoidant) and career indecision (informational and personal-emotional). Structural equation modeling (SEM)…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Career Exploration, College Students, Career Choice
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2007
Career interests and self-efficacy (using J. L. Holland's realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional types for both) and the big five personality dimensions (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism) were used to predict college students' career exploration behaviors approximately 18…
Descriptors: Personality, College Students, Self Efficacy, Career Exploration
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2007
A six-item measure of global satisfaction with one's major, the Academic Major Satisfaction Scale (AMSS), was developed and validated. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a unidimensional structure. The measure had high internal consistency and distinguished between students who remained in their majors versus those who changed…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Career Choice, Self Efficacy, Social Desirability
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Dijkstra, Pieternel; Barelds, Dick; Ronner, Sieuwke; Nauta, Arnolda – Gifted and Talented International, 2011
The present study examined the extent to which a sample of 202 gifted individuals (members of Mensa) engaged in four humor styles and the extent to which these humor styles were related to their well-being. These results were compared to a comparative population sample (n = 265). Results showed that gifted individuals most often used positive…
Descriptors: Gifted, Humor, Males, Well Being
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Nauta, Noks; Ronner, Sieuwke; Groeneveld, Benno – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
In this article the story of a fictional young university-educated woman is presented who struggles with making choices in her career and in her life. In this case report background information on gifted people at work is provided. In addition to that jobs and companies which are appropriate for highly gifted are mentioned. Besides that…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Gifted, Young Adults, Job Application
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Shahzad, Khurram; Naureen, Sajida – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2017
The study of self-efficacy and its impact on human performance has intrigued many scholars during the last two decades, for example, Clayson and Sheffet, 2006; Nauta, 2004; Muijsand Rejnolds 2001; Bandura, 1997 and Soodak and Podell, 1993. This study was conducted with the objective to find out the impact ofteacher self-efficacy on the secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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