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Holland’s typological theory and its implications for librarianship and libraries

Holland’s typological theory and its implications for librarianship and libraries Holland postulated that the choice of a vocation is partly related to a person’s personality. He theorized that members of a vocation would tend to have similar personalities and people would choose vocations that relate to their personality. He defined personality as a cluster of personal attributes which may be used to measure the person. Describes Holland’s typological theory and its applied implications for librarians and library environments. Presents a study of librarians’ perceptions of the personality of librarians and type of library environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Librarian Career Development Emerald Publishing

Holland’s typological theory and its implications for librarianship and libraries

Librarian Career Development , Volume 4 (3): 7 – Sep 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0968-0810
DOI
10.1108/09680819610126850
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Abstract

Holland postulated that the choice of a vocation is partly related to a person’s personality. He theorized that members of a vocation would tend to have similar personalities and people would choose vocations that relate to their personality. He defined personality as a cluster of personal attributes which may be used to measure the person. Describes Holland’s typological theory and its applied implications for librarians and library environments. Presents a study of librarians’ perceptions of the personality of librarians and type of library environment.

Journal

Librarian Career DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1996

Keywords: Librarians; Libraries; Personality

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