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ERIC Number: ED509882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-24
Pages: 63
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Development and Validation of the FYI - A Preliminary Report
Baker, Harley E.; Styer, Jane S.; Harmon, Lenore; Pommerich, Mary
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
Developed for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program, the Find Your Interests (FYI) inventory was designed to help students learn about their career-related interests. The FYI is a 90-item interest inventory based on Holland's (1973, 1985, 1997) widely accepted theory and taxonomy of career choice. The inventory determines their resemblance to each of the six interest types. Nearly one-quarter of all high school students in the nation participate in the ASVAB Program (Baker, 2000), underscoring the need for study and documentation of the creation and validation of this instrument. Based on a large national sample of high school students, analyses were conducted to assess FYI content, criterion, and construct-related evidence of validity. Results showed that the FYI: (a) is composed of six factors with each factor representing one RIASEC domain; (b) has a hexagonal shape; and (c) has substantial relationships with the Strong Interest Inventory. Throughout the analyses, consistent content, criterion, and construct-related evidence for the validity of the FYI are presented. (Contains 14 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Strong Interest Inventory