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Holland's occupational personality type congruence among Korean nursing students
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2018;29:1731-45
Published online November 30, 2018
© 2018 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Mi-Won Kim1 · Yoonju Lee2

1Department of Nursing, Sang-Myung University
2College of Nursing, Pusan National University
Correspondence to: Associate professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Korea. E-mail:
Received October 23, 2018; Revised November 16, 2018; Accepted November 19, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This study investigates occupational personality types of nursing students in Korea, and analyzes whether there are di erences in college major satisfaction according to personality types. Data were collected using a survey (n = 720) and analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis tests and Bonferroni-Dunn test for ad post hoc analysis. The results show that nursing students are comprised primarily of S (social) types (51.9%), with R (realistic) types (4.0%) being the least type. And S type has the highest major satisfaction. The degree of satisfaction with a major was signiffcantly different according to the level of occupational personality congruency as well. It is suggested that career counseling before or at the beginning entering the nursing program. In order to verify the Holland's theory, it is necessary to study association between nurses occupational personality type congruence and job satisfaction.
Keywords : College major satisfaction, Holland personality type, nursing student, occupation-personality congruency.