ERIC Number: ED070876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Relationships Between Holland's Vocational Preference Inventory and Vocational-Technical Student Achievement.
Martin, Randall B.
Conducted as part of the longitudinal Vocational Development Study, this research applied Holland's personality theory to a sample of 138 Grade 11 male vocational students to determine their personality type and investigate the relationships between personality type and achievement. Personality types were related to several measures of achievement to see if greater achievement resulted when the student's personality type matched his educational environment. Some major findings were: (1) Of those students administered Holland's Vocational Preference Inventory, 57 percent were classified as Realistic personality types, 8 percent as Intellectual, 4 percent as Social, 9 percent as Conventional, 10 percent as Enterprising, and 12 percent as Artistic, (2) There does not appear to be a relationship between scores on each of Holland's six personality scales and school achievement, (3) Students whose personality type and training environment are congruent do not achieve higher grade point averages than those students whose personality type and training environment are incongruent, and (4) Congruent students do not exhibit higher levels of achievement than incongruent students when achievement is measured by the student's course grade only. (Author/SB)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Inc., Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Holland Vocational Preference Inventory