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ERIC Number: ED141674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-6
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Vocational Needs and Experiential Factors.
Murray, Sarah G.; And Others
According to the Theory of Work Adjustment, a relationship exists between vocational needs and developmental and concurrent experiential factors. A test of this hypothesis was conducted using self report biodata and measured vocational needs. A 211 item Biographical Information Form (BIF) and the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ) were administered to 290 female adults. A weighted BID was developed for each of the 20 MIQ need scales and Total Circular Triad (TCT) score from the biodata items. Using a double cross-validation design, statistically significant average double cross-validities were obtained for 19 of the 20 vocational need scales and TCT score ranging from .27 to .47 with a median average double cross-validity of .35. Statistically significant upper bound validity estimates were obtained for the 20 vocational need scales and TCT score ranging from .43 to .59 with a median validity coefficient of .53. Finally, an analysis of the predictive utility of the BIF showed that experiential factors and the vocational needs have, on the average, over half their variance in common. An illustrative example of BIF items that were related to two of the MIQ need scales were presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C. September 3-7, 1976)