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Gottfredson, Gary D. – 2000
This paper reports on the National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, the first national study of problem behavior containing information from multiple sources -- principals, teachers, and students. Nationwide, 7% of schools or an estimated 6,451 schools reported to law enforcement personnel at least one incident of physical attack or…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Crime, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 2000
This paper reviews research stimulated by Holland's (1997) theory of vocational personalities and work environments. It describes new research extending an examination of one part of the theory, environmental identity, to a large sample of school environments. The Organizational Focus Scale (G.D. Gottfredson and Holland, 1996b) was administrated…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Behavior Rating Scales, Educational Environment
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. – 1989
J. M. Richards (1989) has demonstrated that when individuals' reports about environments are aggregated to create environmental measures, the use of coefficient alpha to estimate single occasion reliability can be misleadingly elevated and that alpha cannot distinguish an environmental measure from a "disguised measure of individual…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1991
The occupational-environmental typology (Holland, 1985) is based on a theory of persons and work environments. The theory uses a classification of persons and work environments to describe differences and similarities. The theory explains career choice and persistence, attraction and retention of workers, job satisfaction, and environmental…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Classification, Congruence (Psychology)
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
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1984
This paper describes the presentations made at a symposium of behavioral scientists conducting research on school disorder and delinquency prevention. The application of a climate assessment battery in organizational development and the evaluation of disciplinary programs in schools is described. The "Effective Schools Battery" (ESB)…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delinquency Prevention, Discipline, Discipline Policy
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1985
Holland's original environmental formulations proposed that an environment's influence was transmitted through its inhabitants: environments could be classified by the predominant personality type of their inhabitants. But the approach to environmental assessment that relies on a census of inhabitants is only one approach, job analysis is another.…
Descriptors: Classification, Congruence (Psychology), Environmental Influences, Interaction
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1984
This paper briefly describes the development of a comprehensive dictionary of Holland occupational codes and other information for each of the 12,099 occupations defined in the government publication "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" (DOT). This classification was created by using 189 occupations with firmly established Holland…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Classification, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1978
The Randomized Response Technique (RRT) appears to have promise in future work which studies the relation of school variables to disruption or delinquent behavior. The RRT is especially useful in situations when it is difficult or undesirable directly to ask stigmatizing questions. The proportions of students in this study estimated to have used…
Descriptors: Action Research, Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, Delinquent Behavior
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1988
This paper provides school district administrators with a structured method for developing school programs aimed at reducing the risk of adolescent dropout. The methodology encompasses problem definition, fact finding, mission management, overcoming inertia, cohering programs tied to theory, feasible goal-setting, and normative personnel…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Joffe, Richard D. – 1980
The experimental development of occupational classifications based on regularities of movement of workers among jobs has been used recently to place job seekers in available jobs. The social and psychological meaning of a classification, developed by Dauffenbach, was explored by describing the classification's categories in terms of the…
Descriptors: Adults, Classification, Data Analysis, Employees
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1997
The Survey of School-Based Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs is a study of approaches used by schools to reduce or prevent gang involvement among schools. Principals in a probability sample of 1,287 schools were asked what they were doing in their schools to prevent problem behavior or to promote a safe and orderly school environment.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention