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John holland’s vocational choice theory


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John holland’s vocational choice theory

  1. 1. John Holland’sVocationalChoice TheoryChris CammaranoCDF CourseSpring, 2012
  2. 2. Background One of the 5 “Trait-and-factor” theories. Consists of 4 basic concepts Identifies 6 personality types  An individual can be described by an combination
  3. 3. 4 Basic Concepts: People can be a combination of 2 or more types Environments can be a combination People seek out similar types of environments Satisfaction/Productivity tied to a match
  4. 4. 6 Personality TypesTheir names and characteristics
  5. 5. Personality Type Descriptions Likes … Develops … Prefers occupations/jobs … Test to be …
  6. 6. Realistic (R)… to work with tools, machines, animals … mechanical, electrical skills* … that involve building/repairing … down-to-earth and practical
  7. 7. Investigative (I)… engage in physical science activities … math and science ability … in the scientific and medical fields … curious, studious and independent
  8. 8. Artistic (A)… creative activities (free from routine) … language, art, music, drama skills … using creative talents … creative and free thinking
  9. 9. Social (S)… activities that involve  Informing, teaching, helping others… ability to work with people … jobs such as teaching, nursing … helpful and friendly
  10. 10. Enterprising (E)… activities that permit leading … leadership ability, people skills … involving sales or management … ambitious, outgoing, energetic, self- confident
  11. 11. Conventional (C)… activities that require organizing info … organizational, clerical skills … involving record keeping, data entry … responsible, dependable, detail- oriented
  12. 12. Individual’s CodeHow is it identified?
  13. 13. 3 Methods for Identifying aCode Informal Assessments Interest Inventories Use of last three jobs held
  14. 14. Referencesarris-Bowlsbey, J., Suddarth, B.H., & Reile, D.M. (2008). Suddarth, ReileInformationFacilitating Career Development Student Manual (2nd ed.). Arrow, OK: National CareerDevelopment Association