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Master of Science (MS)
David R. Stone
The problems of personnel placement and vocational choice at some time concern nearly everyone, as the employer or as the employee. Many people drift into their occupations, others shift from one wrong choice to another, while a large number are defeated by the struggle for success in an occupation for which they are not fitted. The mere placement of a worker on a job does not guarantee job success or interest in that job. In many cases no consideration is made of interests, general abilities, or special aptitudes, and even with a perfect diagnosis of these factors vocational choice still presents a problem.
Baer, Barbara Swensen, "Interest Patterns for Four Occupations: Kuder Preference Record" (1953). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5545.