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ERIC Number: EJ928688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Integrating Vocational Interests, Competencies, and Interpersonal Dispositions in Middle School Children
Sodano, Sandro M.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n1 p110-120 Aug 2011
Vocational interests and interpersonal dispositions have been well researched in adults from the perspectives of Holland's RIASEC (1997) model of interests and the Interpersonal Circumplex (IPC), respectively. Few studies have applied either model to children and no studies have examined their overlap in children. A vector fitting procedure was applied to data from adults to demonstrate the intersection of vocational interests and interpersonal dispositions from the perspective of the IPC. The same procedure was then applied to interests and competencies and interpersonal dispositions in a sample of sixth grade children. Plotting the vocational variables within interpersonal space defined by the IPC showed the specific interpersonal aspects of vocational interests in young adults and interests and competencies in late childhood. Half of the interests had associations with the IPC that were consistent across adults and children, while the remaining interests had associations that were unique to children. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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