Career choice and orality

Samuel Juni

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The field of vocational psychology is replete with schemata for the determinants of career choice in adulthood (e.g., A. Roe, The psychology of occupations. New York: Wiley, 1956; D. E. Super, The psychology of careers. New York: Harper &Row, 1957; J. O. Crites, Vocational psychology: The study of vocational behavior and development. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969). A view not given much weight in empirical research in this area is that of psychoanalytic theory relating career choice to unresolved childhood conflicts and their derivatives. To examine the validity of this psychoanalytic prediction, students' Rorschach protocols were analyzed to yield an index of frustrated oral needs. The students were given decks of careers to rank from most to least preferable. Results showed that the ranking of the oral careers was a function of the Rorschach index of frustrated oral needs for women only but not for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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Career Choice
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Psychology
psychology
Students
Psychoanalytic Theory
Empirical Research
Occupations
psychoanalytic theory
adulthood
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ranking
Weights and Measures
occupation
student
childhood
Career choice
determinants

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1981, p. 78-83.

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