ERIC Number: ED189314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Concurrent Validity of the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory General Occupational Theme Scores for Males and Females in a Small Liberal Arts Program.
Neely, Margery A.; Bradley, Fred O.
To assess the concurrent validity of the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) General Occupational Theme scores for both males and females, Theme scores of freshmen in a liberal arts college were compared with expressed interests. Theme scores were compared by sex and according to criterion groups classified by Holland's occupational types on their first three expressed interests. (The occupational types are Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.) As expected, the Artistic and Social themes were generally the only valid categories when classified with the three expressed interests. Male and female differences also appeared for these types, leading the researchers to conclude that the General Themes may be more predictive for males than females. Other General Themes, except for some Realistic and Conventional, had little validity for this college population. This apparent lack of current validity of some of the tested interest Themes led the researchers to recommend the use of both expressed and inventoried interest measures in career counseling. (Authors/MEK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Strong Campbell Interest Inventory