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ERIC Number: ED012941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PREDICTING A STUDENT'S VOCATIONAL CHOICE.
HOLLAND, JOHN L.; LUTZ, SANDRA W.
THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF A STUDENT'S EXPRESSED VOCATIONAL CHOICE WAS COMPARED WITH THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF HIS SCORES ON A VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE INVENTORY. THE DATA FOR THE STUDY WAS FURNISHED BY TWO AMERICAN COLLEGE SURVEYS. STUDENTS FROM TWO NATIONWIDE SAMPLES OF 28 COLLEGES WERE POLLED FOR THEIR VOCATIONAL CHOICES AND WERE GIVEN THE SIXTH REVISION OF THE VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE INVENTORY. EIGHT MONTHS OR A YEAR LATER, THEY WERE POLLED AGAIN FOR THEIR VOCATIONAL CHOICES. VOCATIONAL CHOICES WERE CATEGORIZED ACCORDING TO A SIX CATEGORY CLASSIFICATION SCHEME WHICH CODED 99 VOCATIONS INTO THESE CLASSES--REALISTIC, INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL, CONVENTIONAL, ENTERPRISING, AND ARTISTIC. RESULTS INDICATE THAT ASKING THE STUDENT ABOUT HIS VOCATIONAL CHOICES OR ASKING HIM ABOUT HIS VOCATIONAL INTENTIONS AND ROLE ARE ALMOST TWICE AS EFFICIENT AS THE VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE INVENTORY IN PREDICTING VOCATIONAL CHOICE. THE STUDY SUGGESTS THAT INTEREST INVENTORIES SHOULD BE USED WITH GREATER DISCRIMINATION. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Holland Vocational Preference Inventory