ERIC Number: EJ784502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Structural Examination of RIASEC Scales in High School Students: Variation across Ethnicity and Method
Gupta, Saurabh; Tracey, Terence J. G.; Gore, Paul A., Jr.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n1 p1-13 Feb 2008
The structural validity of Holland's model of vocational interests across racial/ethnic groups was examined in the population of high school juniors in two states. The fit of the circumplex model to Holland's RIASEC types as assessed by the UNIACT-R was evaluated for the general sample and five subgroups: Caucasian/Euro-Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. Four different methods were used to test the proposed circumplex structure, each with various circumplex definitions. Results indicate that nonparametric methods generally showed good model-data fit, whereas SEM-based results indicated less support. No differences in fit were found across ethnicity supporting the usage with U.S. ethnic groups.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Vocational Interests, Asian Americans, Ethnic Groups, High School Students, Validity, Whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States