ERIC Number: ED126377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Analysis of a Modified Version of the Work Values Inventory for Grades 3 and 5 Compared to Grades 8 and 11.
Mowsesian, Richard; Liberty, Paul G., Jr.
A modified version of Super's Work Values Inventory (WVI) was administered to third and fifth grade students in a medium-size industrial community. The original WVI was administered to 9th and 11th grade students in the same community. Internal consistency coefficients, construct validity and ordering of work values are reported by grade and sex. Ninth and eleventh grade data are compared to the norm data reported in the WVI manual. Internal consistency coefficients were of sufficient magnitude to warrant the assertion that the WVI constructs were reasonably stable across grade and sex. A second finding was that regardless of grade or sex, and with appropriate comparison with reported norm group data, Ss expressed a similar ordering of work values. It was concluded that this study was a viable first step in establishing the modified form of the WVI as a tenable instrument for use by practitioners and researchers. It is finally asserted that this avenue of exploration is important as it relates to various dimensions of the current career education movement in American education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Values Inventory