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

Michael Afolabi (Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria)

Librarian Career Development

ISSN: 0968-0810

Article publication date: 1 September 1996

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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.

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Afolabi, M. (1996), "Holland’s typological theory and its implications for librarianship and libraries", Librarian Career Development, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 15-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/09680819610126850

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