ERIC Number: ED033391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Interests and Interest Measurement in Guidance.
D'Costa, Ayres G.
Interests are a part of the motivational system in man. The psychological needs in early life become the interests of youth which develop into values and a value system in later life. The measurement of interests appears to have taken a practical turn with the finding that interests, although significant in vocational development, may not be efficient in long term prediction, but are nonetheless useful in vocational exploration and self-understanding. Osipow identifies four broad approaches to career development theory, including self-concept development and personality needs. These are further explained, and followed by a list of indications of the development of vocational interests. The current trends of interest measurement are listed and the features of the Ohio Vocational Interest Survey are explained. The value of interest inventories will lie both in the vocational exploration and decision making process by individual students as well as in the understanding of student needs by guidance personnel. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969