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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1990. Textiles Clothing and Design.


Copyright 1990, the author. Used by permission.


In the field of vocational counselling, much stock is held in the idea that people are drawn to professions which suit their personality types. Students who seek vocational counselling are frequently given an “interest inventory” to help them determine their vocational personality typology. Once the typology is known, students are counselled to pursue fields which would “fit” their vocational personality typologies.

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there is a common descriptive vocational personality typology of professional interior designers working in the 1990’s, and what that typology is.

The second purpose was to determine if working professional interior designers with the prevalent vocational personality typology achieve a higher degree of satisfaction than those whose typologies are other than the prevalent type.

Advisor: Joan Laughlin