Career Key

Author: Career Key's President and CEO, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, J.D.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Holland's Theory Still Remains Top Career Theory for Career Test

A recent Florida State University study of over 50 years of research shows John Holland's theory of vocational choice (also referred to as the RIASEC theory) still ranks as the most widely researched and used theory in career counseling. This news confirms why The Career Key test, based on Holland's Theory, continues to be the best, professional counselor recommended career test on the Internet.

The study, published in late 2007 by Elizabeth A. Ruff, Robert Reardon, Ph.D., and Sara C. Bertoch, of The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development at Florida State University, contains a bibliographic study of over 1,600 references spanning 50 years of scholarship, showing the extent of interest and research in the theory, its applications, and tools. These references span over 197 professional journals worldwide.

The Career Key test, a scientifically valid measure of Holland's six personality types, remains one of the few valid career tests available on the internet, and the only one to provide links from matching occupations grouped by Holland personality type to the most accurate, up to date U.S. or Canadian information about each occupation.

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