ERIC Number: EJ821366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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The Rehabilitation Counselor Scale: A New Scale for the Revised Strong Interest Inventory
Leierer, Stephen J.; Strohmer, Douglas C.; Blackwell, Terry L.; Thompson, Richard C.; Donnay, David A. C.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v51 n2 p68-75 2008
The vocational interests of rehabilitation counselors were explored by developing an occupational scale for the "Strong Interest Inventory, Revised Edition" (SII; 2004). A sample of 414 rehabilitation counselors who were satisfied with rehabilitation counseling as their profession completed an experimental version of the SII. Based on these data, the Rehabilitation Counselor Scale (RCS) was developed. In this article, the authors examine data on the characteristics of the scale, differences between males and females on this scale, and differences between privately and publicly employed rehabilitation counselors. Implications for recruitment and selection of new members of the rehabilitation counseling profession are discussed.
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselors, Vocational Interests, Interest Inventories, Gender Differences, Measures (Individuals)
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