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ERIC Number: EJ821367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
The Newly Revised Strong Interest Inventory: A Profile Interpretation for Rehabilitation Counselors
Leierer, Stephen J.; Blackwell, Terry L.; Strohmer, Douglas C.; Thompson, Richard C.; Donnay, David A. C.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v51 n2 p76-84 2008
Using aggregate scores from 281 female and 133 male rehabilitation counselors, the researchers developed prototypical "Strong Interest Inventory" (SII) profiles. They used these profiles to explore the interests, preferences, and professional identity of rehabilitation counselors. Using the General Occupational Themes (GOTs), Basic Interest Scales (BISs), Occupational Scales (OSs), and Personal Style Scales (PSSs), which make up the newly revised SII, the authors obtained empirically defined prototypical profiles for female and male rehabilitation counselors. The Social-Artistic Holland-code dyad was a reoccurring theme across the each profile. Although there are differences in each of the SII scales across genders, the authors found congruence not only within the scales of a particular gender but also across genders. Consistencies and inconsistencies among the GOTs, BISs, OSs, and PSSs are discussed. Implications for counselor recruitment and practice are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory