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Vocational Psychology in Special Populations

In our studies in this area, we tested the applicability and validity of prominent vocational psychology theories in various special populations, including Filipino adolescents, special needs employees, minority high school equivalence students, members of different Army occupational specialties, and youth experiencing parental divorce.

Primavera, M. T., Church, A. T., Katigbak, M. S., Bruna, L., White, J. R., & Peradilla, I. (2010). The structure of vocational interests in Filipino adolescents. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 213-226.


Scott, D.J., & Church, A.T. (2001). Separation/attachment theory and career decidedness and commitment: Effects of parental divorce. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 58, 328-347.


Melchiori, L.E., & Church, A.T. (1997). Vocational needs and satisfaction of supported employees: The applicability of the theory of work adjustment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 50, 401-417.


Upperman, P., & Church, A.T. (1995). Investigating Holland's typological theory with Army occupational specialties. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 47, 61-75.


Church, A. T., Teresa J. S., Rosebrook, R., & Szendre, D. (1992). Self-efficacy for careers and occupational consideration in minority high school equivalency students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 39, 498-508.


Bores-Rangel, E., Church, A. T., Szendre, D., & Reeves, C. (1990). Self-efficacy in relation to occupational consideration and academic performance in high school equivalency students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 37, 407-418.

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