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August 1935

Prediction of Vocational Success.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(2):480. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250200240024

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Thorndike and members of the Institute of Educational Research at Columbia University obtained school and test records for more than 2,000 children and followed the early vocational career of about 1,800 of these. The records and tests had some predictive power in the case of clerical occupations but practically none in the case of mechanical occupations. Psychologists, vocational counselors and employers will be interested in the report of this extensive investigation.

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