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ERIC Number: EJ769441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Assessing Vocational Interests in the Basque Country Using Paired Comparison Design
Elosua, Paula
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v71 n1 p135-145 Aug 2007
This article proposes the Thurstonian paired comparison model to assess vocational preferences and uses this approach to evaluate the Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprise, and Conventional (RIASEC) model in the Basque Country (Spain). First, one unrestricted model is estimated in the Structural Equation Modelling framework using one paired comparison design. Secondly, the RIASEC circumplex structure is evaluated upon the estimated latent preferences correlation matrix. The results show good fit between the Thurstonian model and the data, but do not confirm the RIASEC structure in the Basque population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain