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ERIC Number: EJ800123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Interest Profile Elevation, Big Five Personality Traits, and Secondary Constructs on the Self-Directed Search: A Replication and Extension
Bullock, Emily E.; Reardon, Robert C.
Journal of Career Assessment, v16 n3 p326-338 2008
The study used the Self-Directed Search (SDS) and the NEO-FFI to explore profile elevation, four secondary constructs, and the Big Five personality factors in a sample of college students in a career course. Regression model results showed that openness, conscientiousness, differentiation high-low, differentiation Iachan, and consistency accounted for significant variance in profile elevation. A significant correlation was found between profile elevation and extroversion. A unique relationship between the two measures of differentiation and profile elevation was found. A multivariate analysis of variance and orthogonal contrasts, using the five personality factors as dependent variables and profile elevation as the independent variable, was conducted as a partial replication of an earlier study. The findings provide potential interpretive ideas for a therapist using the SDS and suggest that profile elevation explains some aspects of a client's results not accounted for by the other secondary constructs. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search; Strong Campbell Interest Inventory; Vocational Preference Inventory