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ERIC Number: ED042194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 35
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Use of Interest Inventories with Women. Volume 3, Number 13. Counseling Center Reports.
Johnson, Richard W., Ed.
This purpose of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness of interest inventories in counseling female clients. A total of eight basic questions were considered, such as: (1) are interest inventories too dependent on particular criterion groups to be of much value in counseling? (2) what factors are associated with a change in measured interests? and (3) are interest inventories valid for female clients? Issues pertaining to scale development reliability, validity, test usefulness, and profile interpretations are critically evaluated. Suggestions for improved counseling practices and needed research are offered, including: (1) a single interest inventory for men and women would benefit both counseling and research; (2) counselors must become aware of those circumstances in which it is advisable to use interest inventories and those situations in which it is probably unnecessary; and (3) attempts to facilitate the interpretation of test results to clients need to be broadened and evaluated. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Counseling Center.