Vocational interest and value development in adolescence and adulthood
Applied psychological measurement (interest, values, personality traits, ability)
Person-Environment fit theory and assessment
Vocational interests and how they change over the life span. Research examines the structure of interests, how that structure develops and changes over the life course, and the reciprocal influences among personality traits, interests, and abilities. Also, career development in adulthood, assessment of interests, personality traits and work values.
Vocational interests and how they change over the life span. Research examines the reciprocal influences among personality, interests, and abilities and their relations to satisfaction and performance. Career development and assessment of interests, personality traits and work values.
personality, intellectual, interest, value assessment, work psychology
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Educational Psychology
Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health
Youn, J., Napolitano, C. M., Han, D., Lee, W., & Rounds, J. (2023). A meta-analysis of the relations between parental support and children's career self-efficacy in South Korea and the US. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 141, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2022.103839
Zheng, A., Hoff, K. A., Hanna, A., Einarsdóttir, S., Rounds, J., & Briley, D. A. (Accepted/In press). Job characteristics and personality change in young adulthood: A 12-year longitudinal study and replication. Journal of Personality. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12836
Chu, C., Russell, M. T., Hoff, K. A., Jonathan Phan, W. M., & Rounds, J. (2022). What Do Interest Inventories Measure? The Convergence and Content Validity of Four RIASEC Inventories. Journal of Career Assessment, 30(4), 776-801. https://doi.org/10.1177/10690727221081554
Hoff, K. A., Chu, C., Einarsdóttir, S., Briley, D. A., Hanna, A., & Rounds, J. (2022). Adolescent vocational interests predict early career success: Two 12-year longitudinal studies. Applied Psychology, 71(1), 49-75. https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12311
Hoff, K., Van Egdom, D., Napolitano, C., Hanna, A., & Rounds, J. (2022). Dream Jobs and Employment Realities: How Adolescents’ Career Aspirations Compare to Labor Demands and Automation Risks. Journal of Career Assessment, 30(1), 134-156. https://doi.org/10.1177/10690727211026183