ERIC Number: ED110646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of Students' Scores on the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey as an Indicator of Program Outcomes; Employer-Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 40.
Stepp, Ermel; And Others
The report investigates the pattern of interests among the 44 students at the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) program during the fall, winter, and spring of the 1972-73 program year as measured by the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey (KOIS). Group One students (those matriculating in September 1972) took the test on all three occasions; Group Two students (those matriculating in January 1973) took it on only the latter two occasions. Thirteen significant correlations were found, indicating that the number of significant occupational and college major interests of the first group of male students (17 students) was rather stable. These correlations show that students with higher numbers of interests retained higher numbers of interests. The number of occupational interests of the second group of females (13 students) was stable. Verification scores were stable, except for the second group of 10 male students. No significant differences were found in the number of significant interests in occupations or college majors for males or females in either the first or second groups between any two occasions. An appendix provides lists of scales on the KOIS arranged according to female norms, male norms, and specific college major interests. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Individualized Programs, Interest Inventories, Interests, Pilot Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing, Vocational Interests, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kuder Occupational Interest Survey