ERIC Number: EJ699199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Reference Count: 17
Personality Characteristics of Undergraduates with Career Interests in Forensic Identification
Roberti, Jonathan W.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v41 n3 p117 Sep 2004
The author assessed personality scores for 47 undergraduates enrolled in a forensic identification program. Results revealed no difference between men and women enrolled in the Forensic Identification Program on subscales of the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS-V), with the exception of Experience Seeking. Participants had lower Disinhibition scores when compared with normative data. Women scored higher on the Experience Seeking subscale of the SSS-V and lower on the Aggression-Hostility subscale (ZKPQ), and men had elevated scores on the Activity subscale of the ZKPQ when compared with normative findings. These findings provide a primer for greater understanding of undergraduates interested in forensic identification.
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Anxiety
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sensation Seeking Scale