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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
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2001
The integrity of vocational psychology is threatened by poorly trained professionals and delivery of career assistance on the Internet without scientific foundation. The profession should renew linkages with related fields, restore training in psychological measurement, and prepare students in scientific methodology. (Contains 49 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Psychometrics, Research Utilization, Scientific Research
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1978
After discussing some of the complex, sensitive issues involved in doing policy-related research, this paper describes a strategy for social scientists to use in doing collaborative research with criminal justice agencies. The strategy calls for: (1) careful selection of programs or practices on which to conduct research; (2) collaboration with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Agency Role, Cooperative Planning, Ethics
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Although men and women work in jobs requiring approximately equal levels of education and in occupations with approximately equal prestige, working women earn only about 60% as much on the average as do working men. This disparity in income has important social consequences and is widely perceived as inequitable. One form of this type of…
Descriptors: Adults, Employed Women, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 1996
Examines the original Hawthorne relay-assembly research. Asserts the "Hawthorne misunderstanding" is common in criminology and criminal justice because authors have failed to properly attribute the explanation of increased work output to the Hawthorne effect. Describes the Hawthorne effect, how it is produced, and ways to achieve the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adults, Crime, Criminology