by Robert Hoppock & Nathan Luloff - 1943
The standard definition of vocational guidance, adopted after frequent revisions by the National Vocational Guidance Association, is stated in the following terms: Vocational guidance is the process of assisting the individual to choose an occupation, prepare for it, enter upon it, and progress in it. It is concerned primarily with helping individuals make decisions and choices involved in planning a future and building a career-decisions and choices necessary in effecting satisfactory vocational adjustment.
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