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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
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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
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. – 1976
Age trends in 5-year career stability and change were examined in an approximately one-in-a-thousand sample of 21- to 70-year-old men and women workers. Data on current occupation and occupation five years earlier were collected by the Census Bureau and reorganized for this study using Holland's occupational classification. Career stability…
Descriptors: Adults, Age, Career Change, Career Choice
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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. – Counseling Psychologist, 1976
The authors present a typology for understanding how people make career choices, become vocational mature, and adjust their occupational choice to their particular life style. Practical implications for vocational assistance by counselors are also presented. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning
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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
Holland, John L.; Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1975
The paper uses John L. Holland's theory of careers to explain certain common career phenomena and concepts. An understanding of careers requires useful answers for four fundamental questions relating to vocational choice, vocational stability and instability, and vocational congruence. The theory of careers attempts to answer these fundamental…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling
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