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Psicologia em Estudo

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MAGALHAES, Mauro de Oliveira  and  GOMES, William B.. Vocational personalities and career processes in adult life. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.1, pp.95-103. ISSN 1807-0329.

This study investigated the relationship between vocational aptitudes and the processes of career commitment and entrenchment in different life stages. A sample of 733 professionals (415 male and 318 female) answered to measures of career commitment and career entrenchment. The subjects were categorized according to the predominant vocational interest found in Holland’s  typology. The analysis revealed interaction between life stage and vocational personality for career entrenchment scores. In middle adulthood the investigative personalities showed higher entrenchment if compared to realistic and enterprising ones. The enterprising personalities showed more career planning than the realistic and social types. The results suggested that career counseling interventions should also take ‘interests’ into consideration once they can act as indicators of abilities for career management.

Keywords : Career; interests; commitment.

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