The Theory and Practice of Vocational Guidance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080133911, 9781483181257

The Theory and Practice of Vocational Guidance

1st Edition

A Selection of Readings

Authors: Barrie Hopson John Hayes
eBook ISBN: 9781483181257
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 538
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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



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



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