ERIC Number: EJ727045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Contributions of Personality and Interests to Explaining the Educational Aspirations of College Students
Gasser, Courtney E.; Larson, Lisa M.; Borgen, Fred H.
Journal of Career Assessment, v12 n4 p347-365 2004
This study extends prior work by examining how a different model of personality beyond the Big Five and interest are predictive of an important criterion variable, educational aspirations. This is the first study to investigate personality-interest convergence by examining the newly revised 2003 California Psychological Inventory with the 1994 Strong Interest Inventory. In general, the authors found that those personality scales and interest scales that were more related or applicable to educational aspirations were moderately correlated with level of educational aspirations. Also, hierarchical regression results showed that specific dimensions of personality and interests are related to college students' plans for future scholarly work. Similarly, the current study found that components of one's personality and interest may relate to aspiring to higher levels of education.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Interests, College Students, Interest Inventories, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory; Strong Interest Inventory