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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
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1999
Holland pioneered the theory of vocational personality and work environments, revolutionizing delivery of career assistance. His research has been central to development of knowledge about nonacademic accomplishments. He has influenced both researchers and psychologists. (163 references) (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Industrial Psychology, Personality Theories
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1982
Examines the potential of mobility-based classifications. Contrasts this approach with traditional industrial and counseling approaches to worker-job matching. Explores the social and psychological meaning of one such classification by describing the classification's categories in terms of the demographic characteristics of category incumbents and…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Career Counseling, Classification, Demography
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Gottfredson, Gary D.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1975
A typology was used to organize Census data about people's aspirations, and the results of vocational assessments made with and without norms for men and women at two educational levels. Results indicate that kinds of employment differ for educational levels and between the sexes. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Employed Women, Employment Patterns
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Holland, John L.; Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1975
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=140), and a second sample of college students studied over a one-year interval (N-624). (Author)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education
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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Daiger, Denise C. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1977
Employment data from the 1960 and 1970 censuses were organized using Holland's occupational classification to examine age, sex, and level differences in employment, and to detect changes over the 10-year period. Results provide structured information about the workforce and its changing nature that can be communicated to people planning careers.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Census Figures