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ERIC Number: EJ1144421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Exploring Vocational and Academic Fields of Study: Development and Validation of the Flemish SIMON Interest Inventory (SIMON-I)
Fonteyne, Lot; Wille, Bart; Duyck, Wouter; De Fruyt, Filip
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v17 n2 p233-262 Jul 2017
A new, Holland-based Interest Inventory is proposed, intended to facilitate the transition from secondary to tertiary education. Specific interest items were designed to grasp activities that are prevalent during tertiary studies, including an Academic-track-scale to assist in the choice between academic and vocational-oriented programs. Interest profile descriptions are complemented by a list of matching study programs. Data from 3,962 students were analyzed to evaluate the underlying circumplex structure, the criterion validity of the Academic-track-scale and the study program RIASEC codes. It is concluded that the assessment and feedback tools are promising instruments to facilitate the transition to tertiary education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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