ERIC Number: ED038125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Two Vocational Interest Tests Used With General College Students.
King, Leslie A.; Bellezza, Francis
General College Studies, v6 n3 1969-70
A comparison of the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey (KOIS) and the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) was made by the General College of the University of Minnesota to determine which of the tests was more relevant to the vocational and occupational concerns of junior college students and more helpful from the counselors' point of view. Entering freshmen at the college were presented with their KOIS and SVIB profiles at seven group meetings. Some explanation of the results of the tests and short discussion periods, conducted by an experienced counselor, comprised the meetings. A questionnaire administered at the end of the meetings showed that 55 per cent of the students found the KOIS more helpful and 18 per cent preferred the SVIB; 27 per cent were undecided. The counselors found the KOIS more valuable in eliciting information from students, although they preferred the SVIB as a counseling tool. The results of the study do not clearly indicate the superiority of either test, and counselors generally found both useful. (Author/RC)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
Identifiers: Kuder Occupational Interest Survey; Strong Vocational Interest Blank