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ERIC Number: ED445094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-22
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Career Indecision on the Strong Interest Inventory and the Self-Directed Search: A Pilot Study.
Rowell, R. Kevin
A pilot study was conducted with 48 adults to determine if career indecision/dissatisfaction as indicated by flat Strong Interest Inventory (SII) (L. Harmon, J. Hansen, F. Borgen, and A. Hammer, 1994) profiles corresponded with flat profiles on the Self-Directed Search (SDS) and to determine if indecision affected scores on SII Personal Style scales and on achievement. There was significant agreement between flat and elevated profiles on the SII and on the SDS. Multiple regression analysis found that several of the SI General Occupational Theme scales predicted scores on the SII Personal Style scales. There were, however, no meaningful differences in Personal Style mean scores between people experiencing career indecision/dissatisfaction represented by flat and elevated profiles on the SII, nor were there meaningful differences on Wide Range Achievement Test-3 (G. Wilkinson, 1993) scale means. Spelling achievement was related to Learning Environment on the SII Personal Style Scale. Future directions for study are provided. Contains 10 references. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search; Strong Interest Inventory