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ERIC Number: ED181072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-5
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Fit Between Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory General Occupational Themes and Holland's Hexagonal Model.
Rounds, James B., Jr.; And Others
Using a multidimensional scaling procedure, this study examined the fit of Holland's RIASEC hexagon model to the internal relationships among the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) General Occupational Theme scales. SCII intercorrelation matrices for both sexes as reported in the SCII Manual were submitted, separately for each sex, to TORSCA 9 nonmetric scaling analysis. The Wakefield and Doughtie procedure was used to compare obtained TORSCA coordinates with expectations from Holland's hexagonal model. As comparison, identical analyses were performed on Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI) scale intercorrelation matrices, these data having originally served as the basis for advancing the utility of the hexagon model. For females, the SCII-hexagon fit was not good, with a near reversal of the Social and Enterprising scales. For males, the SCII-hexagon fit was very good. For either SCII or VPI scales, the female data met expectations from Holland's model less often than the male data. A replication study on SCII data for 305 female clients of a vocational assessment clinic confirmed the previously observed sex differences. Sex differences associated with the items constituting the SCII General Occupational Theme scales were hypothesized to account for the observed configual differences between the sexes. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Holland Vocational Preference Inventory; Hollands Occupational Types; Strong Campbell Interest Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5, 1979)