The Theory and Practice of Vocational Guidance

The Theory and Practice of Vocational Guidance

A Selection of Readings

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Authors: Barrie Hopson, John Hayes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181257

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The Theory and Practice of Vocational Guidance: A Selection of Readings is a compilation of papers that discusses theoretical foundations and practical applications of vocational guidance. The book presents 36 articles that cover various concerns in career counseling, both in theory and in practice. The first part of the text deals with theoretical concerns in vocational guidance, such as model for the translation of self-concepts into vocational terms; social factors in vocational development; young workers in their first jobs; and the criteria of vocational success. In the next part, the book presents the practical issues, which include needed counselor competencies in vocational aspects of counseling and guidance; an occupational classification for use in vocational guidance; psycho-social aspects of work; and key concepts in the use of psychological tests in vocational guidance. The book will be of great use to any professionals, but will be most useful to those involved in career counseling, such as human resource practitioners, school counselors, and college career advisers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Part I. Theory


    Section 1. Theories of Vocational Choice and Decision-making

    1. A Theory of Vocational Development

    2. A Model for the Translation of Self Concepts into Vocational Terms

    3. A Theory of Vocational Choice

    4. Decision and Vocational Adjustment: A Paradigm and Its Implications

    5. Occupational Choice: A Conceptual Framework

    6. Vocational Choice and Utility for Risk

    7. Career Decision-Making

    8. Vocational Development: Ten Propositions in Search of a Theory

    Section 2. The Home and the School

    9. Social Factors in Vocational Development

    10. Some Psychological Aspects of Inter-Generation Occupational Mobility

    11. Early Determinants of Vocational Choice

    12. Sibling Associations and Role Involvement

    Section 3. The Transition From School to Work

    13. Youth and Work: Problems and Perspectives

    14. The Entry of School Leavers into Employment

    15. Young Workers in their First Jobs: An Investigation of Attitudes to Work and their Correlates

    Section 4. The Work Experience

    16. Concepts of Work

    17. The Criteria of Vocational Success

    18. The Meaning of Work and Jobs

    19. A Theory of Work Adjustment

    20. Job Satisfaction: Issues and Problems

    Part II Practice


    Section 5. The Aims of Guidance

    22. L.O. Recommendation (No. 87) Concerning Vocational Guidance

    22. Guidance: Remedial Function or Social Reconstruction?

    23. Issues in Counseling: Elusive and Illusional

    24. Needed Counselor Competencies in Vocational Aspects of Counseling and Guidance

    25. What Will the School Counselor Do?

    Section 6. Guidance in Practice

    26. Twenty-Five Years of Research in Vocational Guidance

    27. The Seven Point Plan

    28. An Occupational Classification for Use in Vocational Guidance

    29. The Functions and Forms of Occupational Visits

    30. Vocational Guidance for the Unscholarly Child

    31. Autocount: A Computer-based Automated Counseling Simulation System

    Section 7. Occupational Information

    32. Functions of Occupational Information in Counseling

    33. The Role of Occupational Information in Careers Guidance

    34. Psycho-Social Aspects of Work: A Critique of Occupational Information

    Section 8. The Use of Psychological Tests in Vocational Guidance

    35. Key Concepts in the Use of Tests in Vocational Guidance

    36. A Framework for the Improvement of Test Interpretation in Counseling

    Author Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181257

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Barrie Hopson

John Hayes

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