ERIC Number: EJ724373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
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Cross-Cultural Validation of Holland's Interest Structure in Chinese Population
Yang, Weiwei; Stokes, Garnett S.; Hui, C. Harry
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v67 n3 p379-396 Dec 2005
This study evaluated Holland's (1973, 1985, 1997) structural hypotheses--circular order and circumplex--in two populations in China at both the subtest (Activities, Competencies, Occupational Preferences, and Self-ratings on Abilities) and the entire test levels of the Self-Directed Search (SDS; Holland, 1994). Confirmatory factor analyses suggested that the circumplex model was generally not supported for Chinese people. Randomization tests of hypothesized order relations suggested that the circular order model fit both Mainland China and Hong Kong samples at the Activities and Occupational Preferences subtests. Randomization tests of differences in fit indicated that there was generally no cultural or gender differences in terms of model fit. Theoretical and practical implications were discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Interests, Factor Structure, Cross Cultural Studies, Models, Hypothesis Testing, Self Concept, Cultural Differences, Gender Differences
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Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong