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ERIC Number: EJ804552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
The Structure of Vocational Interests among Chinese Students
Leung, S. Alvin; Hou, Zhi-Jin
Journal of Career Development, v32 n1 p74-90 2005
This study examines the structure of career interest among Chinese high school students in Hong Kong using interest test scores from the Self-Directed Search. Based on findings from exploratory factor analyses in which six-factor and three-factor solutions are examined, confirmatory factor analyses are conducted. Findings reveal that a hierarchical model of interest with six primary interest factors forming three interest clusters seems to be most valid for Chinese high school students. Although realistic and investigative interest forms one cluster, social interest loads on both the artistic cluster and the enterprising-conventional cluster. Implications of the findings are discussed based on the educational and cultural context in Hong Kong. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search