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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
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. – 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.; Joffe, Richard D. – 1980
The experimental development of occupational classifications based on regularities of movement of workers among jobs has recently been suggested to assist in placing job seekers into available jobs by A. R. Miller and others in "The Dictionary of Occupational Titles: A Critical Review," 1980. The potential of mobility-based classifications is…
Descriptors: Adults, Classification, Demography, Employment Opportunities
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
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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
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Daiger, Denise C. – 1977
Employment data from the 1960 and 1970 censuses were organized using the occupational classification system of John Holland to examine age, sex, and level differences in employment and to detect changes over the 10-year period. Data were organized by both kind and level of work in an attempt to answer the following questions: What are the relative…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Demography
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