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VOCATIONAL ACADEMIC CHOICE AND STUDENTS PERCEPTIONS

AUTHOR/S: F. AKIN, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 1145-1150 pp

ABSTRACT

As it is well-known, Holland’s theory of vocational choice offers a dependable
framework for students’ college expectations and experiences. According to Holland’s
theory of vocational choice, students’ personally types and the factors which come from
students’ environment are very important regarding of the effectiveness of academic
programs. In other words, there should be a kind of person-environment fit.

This research aims at clarifying the relation between students’ personally types and their
environments by using Holland’s theory of vocational choice. The research has been
conducted on 246 students attending at School of Vocational Studies. According to the
research findings, there are strong relationships between students’ personality types,
college expectations and environmental conditions.

Keywords: Holland’s Theory, College Expectations, Environment, Personality Types