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ERIC Number: EJ921845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Different Inventoried Approaches to Assessing Career Interests
Athanasou, James A.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v20 n1 p53-62 Aut 2011
This article reflects on the history of interest assessment in Australia in the last 45 years. In it the author would like to review some aspects of the history of interest assessment in Australia from his personal perspective as a user and researcher. He suggests that the present state of interest assessment in Australia using inventories is fragmented and the diversity is likely to be a source of invalidity in career guidance. He believes that there are sufficient concerns with inventoried interest assessment to issue a caveat against its widespread use unless further research and development is undertaken. Certainly there needs to be some professional leadership and guidance so that the present range of interest inventories is reduced to an approved group for everyday use. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kuder Occupational Interest Survey; Self Directed Search; Strong Interest Inventory