ERIC Number: ED458480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Developing American Indian Norms for the Kuder Career Search.
Juntunen, Cindy L.; Gray, Jacqueline S.; Wettersten, Kara B.; Zytowski, Donald G.
An attempt was made to address the normative issues involved in using the Kuder Career Search with a Northern Plains Indian population. Normative data was collected on the Kuder Career Search for American Indians from 76 American Indians from the Northern Plains region, ranging in age from 14 to 51. The instrument considers the moderating variables, including acculturation and gender, and an initial consideration of concurrent validity. Within this sample, there were only minor differences in Kuder Activity Preference Scale scores based on acculturation or gender. Men scored higher on Mechanical activities and women scored higher on Office Detail activities, supporting earlier literature on gender differences. Level of acculturation was also related to differences in Mechanics scale. An initial inquiry into concurrent validity suggests only minimal support for the Career Clusters' ability to identify participants' self-described occupational interests. Follow-up tests of concurrent validity are warranted, as are continued assessments of the normative properties of this measure for ethnic minority populations. (Contains 4 tables and 12 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).