ERIC Number: ED041295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Development and Validity of the Inventory of Religious Activities and Interest Inventory.
Webb, Sam C.
The author's observation that interest inventories of church-related occupations were not very helpful provided the motivation to develop the Inventory of Religious Activities and Interest Inventory (IRAI). He describes the item and scale identification process which utilized a factor analysis: (1) to identify the number of independent dimensions required to encompass the activities under study; and (2) to indicate how strongly each activity is associated with each dimension. A sample of 310 male theological students served as a sample during the developmental stages. Ten dimensions, plus a check scale, were ultimately selected for inclusion. In anticipation of counselors' probable reactions, several questions were considered: (1) what about the IRAI's conceptual validity; (2) how well will it differentiate among various occupational groupings; and (3) how valid and useful is it for working with groups other than males employed in church-related activities (which was the group used in establishing conceptual validity). All questions are answered independently and pertinent data presented. Tables and score profiles are included. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970