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Title: An Application of John Holland's Vocational Theory to an Empirical Study of Occupational Mobility of Men Age 45 to 59
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1. Parsons, George E.
An Application of John Holland's Vocational Theory to an Empirical Study of Occupational Mobility of Men Age 45 to 59
Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1971
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Duncan Index; Educational Attainment; Holland's Typology; Job Satisfaction; Mobility; Mobility, Job; Retirement; Vocational Guidance; Work Attitudes

This investigation of the occupational movement and reasons for movement of men age 45 to 59, between their first and current jobs, specifically examines: (1) change and stability of various occupational personality types; (2) the effect of selected variables on change and stability or personality types; and (3) the relationship between job and personality types. The most significant implication of this study for career development research was that Holland's theory of vocational selection proved relevant to older men presently working in the labor force and to the study of occupational mobility. The theory also has strong implications for vocational retraining and counseling of men.
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Parsons, George E. An Application of John Holland's Vocational Theory to an Empirical Study of Occupational Mobility of Men Age 45 to 59. Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1971.