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ERIC Number: ED413421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
The Vocational Interest Structure of Taiwanese High School Students.
Tien, Hsiu-Lan
The structure of the vocational interests of Taiwanese high school students was examined by using three models of occupational interest: Holland's hexagonal model; Gati's hexagonal model; and Rounds and Tracy's three-class partition model. A two-stage cluster sampling procedure was used to select the study participants. After 2 high schools had been randomly selected in each of Taiwan's 22 counties, 1 class in each of the 44 high schools was randomly sampled. A total of 1,861 students (788 males and 1,073 females) who planned to enter a college/university were selected to complete the Chinese Vocational Interest Inventory, which is based on Holland's six-scale typology of occupational choice. Within the study sample, most boys had realistic and investigative interests whereas most girls had artistic and investigative interests. Analysis of the Taiwanese student's responses considered the unique features of Taiwanese culture and was based on multidimensional scaling and the technique of order prediction. The analysis established that Gati's hierarchical model of vocational interest, which organizes Holland's six types of vocational interests into three clusters (realistic-investigative, artistic-social, and enterprising-conventional), is best for interpreting the vocational interest structure of Taiwanese high school students. (Contains 32 references) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan