ERIC Number: ED233272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Personality Assessment of High School Students Who Have Difficulty Reading.
Winer, Jane L.; And Others
John Holland's Self-Directed Search-Form E (SDS-E) is a vocational personality assessment instrument based upon the well-known Self-Directed Search (SDS) but designed for use with poor readers or children. Virtually no data are available in the professional literature pertaining to the SDS-E. High school students (N=44) in five remedial reading classes completed the SDS-E under standard conditions, i.e, the instrument was self-administered and self-scored. No relationship was found between reading level and Holland type scale scores. Summary codes, used to indicate personality type and occupational environment, were similar to those obtained by high school norm groups on the SDS. However, there was little agreement between stated aspiration and measured vocational personality. An analysis of the errors and irregularities in the students' performance on the SDS-E suggested that the discrepancy was a function not of reading deficiency but rather of a greatly restricted view of the occupational world. (Author/WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Holland Self Directed Search; Self Directed Search Form E
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (29th, San Antonio, TX, April 21-23, 1983).