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ERIC Number: EJ1047686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
"La Clave Profesional": Validation of a Vocational Guidance Instrument
Mudarra, Maria J.; Lázaro Martínez, Ángel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v12 n3 p887-911 Dec 2014
Introduction: The current study demonstrates empirical and cultural validity of "La Clave Profesional" (Spanish adaptation of Career Key, Jones's test based Holland's RIASEC model). The process of providing validity evidence also includes a reflection on personal and career development and examines the relationahsips between RIASEC types, personality traits and Spranger's Types of Men. Method: The participants in this study were 517 secondary students between the ages of 15 and 18, attending by Career Key, Holland's Self-Directed Serach, Spranger Lifestyle Test and the Cattell 16 PF. Results: The discrimination index of the items and internal consistency of scales have effectively shown the "La Clave Professional" is a very reliable instrument. Additional, validity procedures its relevant validity (criterion and construct). Futhermore, significant relationships were found between interest and personality factors. Discussion and conclusions: Results reveal the "La Clave Professional" has sufficient scientific and technical credibility for application to the Spanish population. Once Again, relationships between RIASEC scales, personality traits and lifestyle choices suggest the need for more research on enterprising, neurotic and extraverted types.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search; Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire