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ERIC Number: ED126114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Validity of the ACT Interest Inventory for Minority Group Members. No. 72
Lamb, R. R.
Data from this study suggest the ACT Interest Inventory is appropriate for use with minority group members. Data from 2,280 college seniors (1,237 males and 1,043 females) representing black, native American, oriental American, Spanish-surnamed American, and white ethnic groups were analyzed to determine whether the ACT Interest Inventory could classify minority group students as accurately as white students into appropriate educational major groups. In addition, the structure of measured interests, as indicated by the intercorrelations of the six ACT Interest Inventory scales, was compared across the white and minoirty samples. For most minority groups, the percentage of clean hits (correct classifications) was as high as or higher than the percentage for the white sample. With one exception, native American males, the interest structure was also highly similar for white and minority samples. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Seniors, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Factor Structure, Higher Education, Interests, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Sex Differences, Spanish Americans, Test Validity, Vocational Interests, White Students
ACT Publications, The American College Testing Program, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 Order No. 4-7-72, ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; ACT Interest Inventory