ERIC Number: ED214966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-2
Reference Count: 0
Hierarchical Classification of Vocational Interest Associated with Academic Major Areas.
Jackson, Douglas N.; And Others
This study was designed to appraise the degree to which the vocational interest profiles of students in different academic majors can be classified into cogent clusters sharing a hierarchical organization. Students were administered the Jackson Vocational Interest Survey (JVIS) prior to their admission to college. Their choice of an academic major and their subsequent educational and career decisions were made without knowledge of their JVIS results. Mean scores for the 34 JVIS basic interest scales were obtained and standardized separately within sex for each of 64 academic majors in which 10 or more males were enrolled and for 67 academic majors in which 10 or more females were enrolled. Clusters in turn were organized hierarchically into more parsimonious, broader clusters. Implications for the psychology of occupational choice and career development are outlined. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hierarchical Cluster Analysis; Hierarchical Cluster Structure; Jackson Vocational Interest Survey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Classification Society, North American Branch (Toronto, Canada, June 2, 1981).