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ERIC Number: ED371009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Over Half of the 1985 SCII Occupational Scales Are Misplaced, Based on Intercorrelations from Very Large College Samples.
Smith, Stuart E.; And Others
Intercorrelations among the 1985 occupational scales of the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) for 1985 for each of the six Holland groups are presented. These intercorrelations are based on large recent samples of entering college students. A second objective was to determine the extent to which the 1985 occupational scales are correctly placed. The men's sample was 3,153 entering students at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 1985 through 1990. The women's sample was 3,318 entering students from the same time period. Students were tested on the 1985 SCII. The intercorrelations are presented in six tables. Major conclusions are that (1) many scales are misplaced; (2) the assumption that all occupations within a Holland group have similar interests is untenable, given the intercorrelation results; and (3) more than six Holland categories are required to accommodate the diversity of interests in the world of occupations adequately. Ten tables and one figure illustrate the results. (Contains 9 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Hollands Theory of Occupational Choice; Strong Campbell Interest Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).