ERIC Number: ED023580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
The Strong Vocational Interest Blank as a Predictor of Success in Engineering.
CoBabe, Terry Anderson
Statistical analyses of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) were made to determine its validity as a predictor of success for engineering students. In addition, the study attempted to statistically differentiate students completing engineering programs at Purdue from those who transferred to other fields and/or did not continue in other programs of studies at Purdue. The SVIB and the Purdue Mathematics and English Tests were given to 476 freshmen in the school of engineering during the fall of 1959-1960. Two groups, each numbering 200, were formed as study and cross-validation groups. These groups were further subdivided into groups labeled degree engineers, degree non-engineers, and non-degree students. Findings showed degree engineers appeared to prefer occupations which require more quantitative skill. Degree non-engineers and non-degree students appeared to show a preference for aesthetic-creative components. All groups appeared to prefer occupations which deal with people as objects, are applied rather than theoretical, and require quantitative skills. Implications for further research are discussed in the study. (BC)
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Tests, Careers, Doctoral Dissertations, Engineering, Interest Inventories, Prediction
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Vocational Interest Blank