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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, 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
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. – 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