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The University Record

of the

University of Florida


Bulletin of the


.Bureau of i)ocational guidance

and Wental VWygiene


Vol. XXVI, Series 1


No. 21 November 15, 1931


Published Semi-monthly by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Entered in the post office in Gainesville, Florida, as second-class matter,
under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912
Office of Publication, Gainesville, Fla.



















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ANNOUNCEMENT

OF THE

BUREAU OF VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE

AND


MENTAL HYGIENE



ROOM 110, PEABODY HALL









PERSONNEL


ELMER DURWARD HINCKLEY, Ph.D. (Ch

VERNE EDMUND WILSON, M.A.................

Louis LAFORCE MCQUITTY.....................


icago) ................... .... ........... ..... D director

......-...- .... ---- ...... ..... ...... Instructor

..... ......-- .............Student Assistant


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THE BUREAU OF VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
AND MENTAL HYGIENE

In view of the fact that an extremely large percentage of university
students either have no definite idea of the occupation which they will
eventually choose for their life work, or have chosen one because of a fleeting
whim that they would like such work, or because of the desire of the parents,
or suggestion of friends that they study for a certain field, the general program
of Vocational Guidance was instituted in order to give positive advice and
assistance to those who are concerned about the choice of their life work.
The guidance program at the University of Florida is carried on through
the Bureau of Vocational Guidance and Mental Hygiene, created, through the
efforts of President Tigert, by the 1931 session of the Florida Legislature.
The personnel of the Bureau include: Dr. E. D. Hinckley, Director; V. E.
Wilson, Instructor; and L. L. McQuitty, Student Assistant.

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE SERVICE

The possibility of scientific vocational adjustment emerges from the fact
that there are significant and measurable differences between individuals and
between occupations. By reason of these differences, individuals are better
fitted for some jobs than for others; and, for any particular work. some in-
dividuals are better equipped than are others. The function of Vocational
Guidance, then, is to analyze the characteristics, interests, and abilities of
the individual; to compare these with the characteristics, interests, and abil-
ities of men successful in various types of work; and, to present these com-
parisons to the individual, together with complete descriptions of the oc-
cupations involved, in order that he may choose more intelligently the vo-
cation which he will call his life work.
Since the most scientific method of checking the traits of the individual
is by means of various types of tests, the Bureau uses numerous vocational
tests, some of a general nature and given to all, and some of a more specific
variety for use in individual instances where they are needed to supplement
the other information obtained. There follows a brief outline of the ten-
tative program of the Bureau for the immediate year:

I. ADMINISTRATION OF TESTS
1. Psychological Examination to all freshmen and transfer students.
2. Vocational Interest Test to all who desire it.
3. Medical Aptitude Test to Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students.
4. Juristic Aptitude Test to Pre-Law and Law students.
5. Scientific Aptitude Test to Engineering students.
6. Musical Aptitude Test to members of the Glee Club and Band; and
to students of Speech, as recommended by the Speech Department;
and to others interested.
7. Business Aptitude Test to Commerce Juniors and Seniors.


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8. Visual Art Aptitude Test, and Art Judgment Test to Architecture
students.
9. Salesmanship Aptitude Test to Commerce students.
10. Special Tests for Language Aptitude, Mathematical Aptitude, etc,
as the need is presented.

II. SCORING AND INTERPRETATION OF TESTS
All students who have taken any of the available tests, with the ex-
ception of the Psychological Examination, are interviewed on the
basis of the test results, and appropriate advice is given.

III. RECORDING OF TEST RESULTS
1. The percentile ranks of the freshmen on the Psychological Exam-
ination are recorded in this office, and reports of the results are
sent to the administrative officers of the University.
2. Files are kept for each student in the University, with the results
of all tests which he has taken.
3. Special reports are made to the Dean of Students, to the Placement
Bureau, or to any administrative officer upon request.

IV. VOCATIONAL INFORMATION
Part of the fund available for equipment will be used to increase the
Vocational Guidance literature in the Library. It is our aim to make
available to the students complete information concerning as many
vocations as possible.

V. PUBLICITY
1. Every effort is being put forth to make known to the students the
Vocational Guidance facilities which are available in this office.
The office hours of the Bureau are from 8:00 to 12:00, and from
]:00 to 5:00. We hope to be able to accommodate every student
who applies for Vocational Guidance.
2. The Deans and other administrative officers of the University have
been informed of the services offered, of the Bureau's records, and
of the possibility of special reports upon request.
3. An annual report of the Bureau's activities will be made at the
end of the year.

MENTAL HYGIENE SERVICE

In addition to the Vocational service previously described, the Bureau
also offers a much needed service to students who find their work hampered
by the continual recurrence of various problems, worries, maladjustments, and
unnatural emotional conditions. This service is open to those who request
it of their own accord, and also to those who are advised to consult the Bureau
by teachers or administrative officers. There follows a brief outline of the
tentative program of Mental Hygiene.











AND MENTAL HYGIENE


I. GENERAL PURPOSE
The general aim of this service is to locate cases of maladjustment,
emotional instability, and mental disease among the students; to ad-
minister procedures which will make possible the adequate diagnosis
of the difficulty; and to give appropriate treatment, when practical.

II. ADMINISTRATION OF TESTS
1. Mental Hygiene Inventory
2. Personality Inventory
3. X-0 Test
4. Introversion-Extroversion Scale
5. Personality Schedule
6. Ethical Discrimination Test
7. Word Association Test
8. Reaction Time Test
9. Systematic Personality Questionnaire
10. Special Questionnaires

III. INTERVIEWS AND DIAGNOSES
1. The main diagnostic procedures are administered in the interview.
The common psychiatric methods are used.
2. In some cases it may be necessary to send the student to the Uni-
versity Physician for special medical attention.
3. Upon completion of the study of each case, appropriate diagnosis
is made.

IV. TREATMENT
1. Such cases as come within the range of our experience are treated
in this office.
2. When treatment here seems inadvisable, the case will be referred to
such agencies as can give the proper treatment.

V. RECORD
A complete record is kept of each case, including the case history and
results of tests, interviews, medical examination, diagnosis, and treat-
ment given. These records are strictly confidential and are kept in a
locked file.

With these plans in view, it is hoped that the Bureau may render a valu-
able service to the students of the University, both in assisting them in their
adjustment to existing conditions while here, and in giving them scientific
guidance with regard to their future careers.




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