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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 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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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
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.; 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