Holland's secondary constructs of vocational interests and career choice readiness of secondary students

Hirschi, Andreas; Läge, Damian (2007). Holland's secondary constructs of vocational interests and career choice readiness of secondary students. Journal of individual differences, 28(4), pp. 205-218. Hogrefe & Huber 10.1027/1614-0001.28.4.205

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The study examined the relationship between the secondary constructs of Holland’s (1997) theory of vocational interests and career choice readiness [career maturity] attitudes with 358 Swiss secondary students. The hypothesis was tested that the secondary constructs consistency, coherence, differentiation, and congruence are measures for the degree of vocational interest development. Thus, they should belong to the content domain in career choice readiness and should show meaningful relations to career choice readiness attitudes. The hypothesis was confirmed for congruence, coherence, and differentiation. Interest profile consistency showed no relation to career choice readiness attitudes. Vocational identity emerged as a direct measure for career choice readiness attitudes. Realism of career aspirations was related to career choice readiness attitudes and coherence of career aspirations. Profile elevation was positively connected to more career planning and career exploration. Differences between gender, ethnicity, and school-types are presented. Implications for career counselling and assessment practice are discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas and Läge, Damian

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1614-0001

Publisher:

Hogrefe & Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2015 11:03

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1027/1614-0001.28.4.205

Uncontrolled Keywords:

vocational interests, career choice readiness, career maturity, RIASEC model, career counseling, interest assessment, career development

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65681

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65681

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