ERIC Number: ED095213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Validity of a Vocational and Occupational Interest Inventory.
Echternacht, Gary J.; And Others
The Vocational and Occupational Interest Choice Examination (VOICE) was designed to measure the interests of enlisted men entering the Air Force. Items forming the inventory were primarily generated by examining job analysis in relation to the airman classification structure. The purpose of this effort was to develop and validate a prototype of an interest inventory that could be used by recruiters with the Guaranteed Enlistment Program. Both a priori and eight occupational scales were developed based on responses obtained by mail inventory administration of airmen who indicated satisfaction with their career fields. Scales were developed on half-samples, and a cross-validation technique employed. A comparison was made, in order to assess validity, of the number of individuals correctly predicted to be members of a service career field or "men-in-general" using the scales versus the number of individuals one would expect to correctly predict without use of the scales. Scale weights developed in one half-sample were applied to responses obtained in the other half-sample in the above comparison. Recommendations for further developmental effort were made. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Administration, Aerospace Technology, Career Choice, Discriminant Analysis, Interest Inventories, Item Analysis, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Machine Repairers, Maintenance, Methods, Military Personnel, Personnel Selection, Radio, Security, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.