ERIC Number: EJ723878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Examination of the Structure of Irish Students' Vocational Interests and Competence Perceptions
Darcy, Maria U. A.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v67 n2 p321-333 Oct 2005
A sample of 307 Irish high school students completed a modified version of the Personal Globe Inventory (PGI, Tracey, 2002). Results of separate principal components analyses demonstrated the presence of three substantive factors: People/Things, Data/Ideas, and Prestige, similar to the structure of the PGI in US samples (Tracey, 2002). The fit of Holland's six-type RIASEC, the PGI eight-type model, and the PGI spherical structure to the data were examined using the randomized test of hypothesized order relations. The results demonstrated that each model fit the Irish data well. No structural differences were found between gender groups. The results support the structural validity of the modified PGI in an Irish context.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Vocational Interests, High School Students, Competence, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland