ERIC Number: EJ775261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Cross-Cultural Differences in Vocational Interests: Between-Group Differences on the Strong Interest Inventory
Fouad, Nadya A.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v49 n3 p283-289 Jul 2002
This study was designed to examine the vocational interests among members of the same racial/ethnic group who differ in age, educational level, and professional attainment. Student samples of African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians (n=3,637) completing the Strong Interest Inventory (L. W. Harmon, J. C. Hansen, F. H. Borgen, & A. L. Hammer, 1994) were compared with the racial/ethnic minority professionals in the 1994 criterion group and a 10% sample of the Caucasian professionals (n=1,699). The largest effect size was found for sex differences in interests. Student samples had significantly lower scores on all 6 Holland themes than professionals.
Descriptors: Interest Inventories, Asian Americans, American Indians, Vocational Interests, Age Differences, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Whites, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Professional Personnel, Effect Size, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Personality Traits
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory