ERIC Number: ED096410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Predictive Validity of the Kuder Preference Record over a 25 Year Span. Working Paper No. 1974-04.
Zytowski, Donald G.
One hundred and two persons were located 25 years after they had taken a Kuder Preference Record (KPR)-B at an average age of 14 years. Fifty-three percent were engaged in occupations consistent with their highest interest scores, although 32 percent were in occupations consistent with their lowest scores. Those in consistent occupations reported significantly greater job satisfaction, but no difference in self-assessed performance. The present study was undertaken not so much to demonstrate the validity of the KPR which it employes, but to explore the possibility that a set of homogeneous interest scales, administered 25 years previously to junior year high school students, can have any relationship to several occupational criteria. Similar studies were reviewed. Results from the current study were interpreted to mean that counseling for future occupations should not be done from KPR scale scores at age 14, but that interests measured this early do bear a relationship to occupations observed 25 years later. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.