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ERIC Number: ED096337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 14
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Coding Occupations According to Holland's Vocational Theory.
Hansen, Jo-Ida C.
The revision of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB), the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII), introduces Holland's theory of occupational types into the empirical structure of the SVIB. Emphasis on Holland's theory is evident throughout the SCII profile. Empirical coding of occupations was accomplished by: (1) scoring each of the occupational samples on the Holland scales; (2) correlating the Occupational Scales, the Basic Interest Scales, and the General Occupational Theme Scales; and (3) typing each occupation according to its highest General Theme scores while simultaneously considering the scale intercorrelations. The coded occupations were ordered on the new SCII profile in congruence with Holland's hexagonal model--Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Most of the Occupational Scales ordered themselves around the perimeter of the hexagon according to Holland's theory. Occasionally, occupations fell into unusual categories, emphasized differences in code-types for men and women, or resisted easy categorization. The exploration of these unusual occurrences is useful for counselors and clients who wish to gain more information about vocational interests. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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