ERIC Number: ED399288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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The Global Factors of the "16PF Fifth Edition": Contribution to Career Development and Guidance.
Vansickle, Timothy R.; Conn, Steven R.
As part of an exploration of how best to use normal personality measures in career development and guidance, this study investigated the use of the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire Fifth Edition (16PF Fifth Edition) assessment and its relationship to the widely used typology of J. L. Holland (1985) and the new Campbell Orientations (1992). The 16PF Fifth Edition is a normal personality assessment used in clinical, counseling, and industrial/organizational settings. It provides scores on 16 primary factors or scales and 5 global factors or scales. A sample of 1,770 examinees was obtained from the 16PF Fifth Edition standardization sample, with selection based on college major or chosen occupation. Each of these majors and occupations was coded for Holland type and Campbell Orientation. The sample was divided into two groups, one for Campbell and one for Holland, to cross validate the discriminant functions and resultant hit rates. Profiles were developed for Holland types and Campbell orientations and for the majors and occupations. Results indicate that general personality measurement adds a new dimension to career development and guidance, and provides some insights into the individual's expected behaviors in a variety of settings. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables, and 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire