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ERIC Number: EJ916393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Structure of Vocational Interests for Diverse Groups on the 2005 Strong Interest Inventory
Kantamneni, Neeta; Fouad, Nadya
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v78 n2 p193-201 Apr 2011
This study was designed to examine the structure of vocational interests in a diverse sample of individuals who completed the 2005 revision of the Strong Interest Inventory. We examined the fit of three racial/ethnic groups (African American, Caucasian, and Latino/a), both genders, and three levels of professional status (GRS participant, student, and working adult; N=136, 219) with a less-stringent circular RIASEC ordering as well as a more stringent, equidistant RIASEC ordering. Results from circular unidimensional scaling analyses revealed a circular RIASEC order for all the samples with the exception of African American females in the General Representative Sample and Latinos in the adult sample. Additionally, results indicated gender differences in the adult and student samples suggesting a better fit with Holland's model for males than females. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory