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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010
This article celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of John L. Holland's (1959) theory of vocational personalities and work environments by describing the theory's development and evolution, its instrumentation, and its current status. Hallmarks of Holland's theory are its empirical testability and its user-friendliness. By…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Personality Theories, Development, Counseling Psychology
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Leung, S. Alvin; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1992
A total of 211 male and 353 female gifted high school juniors completed the Vocational Identity Scale of Holland et al.'s My Vocational Situation (MVS) and the Self-Directed Search. Results suggested that vocational identity was not related to consistency or differentiation, either because the MVS may be inaccurate or the gifted population may be…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Choice, Correlation, Grade 11