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ERIC Number: ED137676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Biographical Correlates of Vocational Needs.
Meresman, Joel
This research project involves the examination and investigation of the biological correlates of vocational needs. The research attempts to (1) successfully develop a biographical inventory (BI) which can accurately predict vocational needs and (2) extend the construct validity of the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ). This paper describes the initial findings of this project in which the following hypotheses were tested: (1) There is a systematic relationship between developmental personal history factors, as measured by a BI, and vocational needs; (2) The same consistent set of relationships can be found across samples from different populations; (3) A weighted BI can significantly predict vocational needs; (4) A weighted BI developed on subjects from one population can significantly predict needs for subjects from a different population. Subjects were 206 college students administered the MIQ and BI forms A and B. The findings support Hypothesis 1 for seven of the MIQ needs, partial support was found for six of the needs, and the hypothesis could not be supported for seven of the needs. Only moderate findings were found in support of Hypothesis 2. Hypothesis 3 was confirmed for six of the 20 MIQ needs and there was no evidence found supporting Hypothesis 4. (YRJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.