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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Johnstun, Marissa L. – Career Development Quarterly, 2009
Holland influenced practice and research in career development by contributing a clear theory useful in organizing information about individuals and career alternatives and for understanding individuals' entry and persistence in occupational and other environments. His theory was repeatedly revised in response to evidence. As Holland's own career…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Measures (Individuals), Intervention, Research Opportunities
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2002
Self-beliefs are not measures of ability and skill but they are correlated with interests and activities and are useful predictors of occupational choices. Holland's theory of vocational personalities provides a framework compatible with Social Cognitive Career Theory and goal theory; the Self-Directed Search is a viable means of assessing…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Self Concept, Self Efficacy
Holland, John L.; Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1974
The psychological meaning and predictive value of a person's vocational aspirations were examined by applying Holland's typology to the vocational aspirations of high school juniors (N=1,005), college juniors (N=692), employed adults (N=140), and a second sample of college students studied over a 1 year interval (N=624). The aspirational data were…
Descriptors: Adults, Aspiration, Career Choice, Career Counseling
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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Holland, John L. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1975
Several Predictors of occupational choice derived from a theory of careers were examined. Hypotheses that a person's competencies, activities, self-estimates, interests, and vocational choices can be organized to understand and predict subsequent choice were tested. Findings support both the theory and the validity of the Self-Directed Search.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Interest Inventories