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Lowman, Rodney L.; Schurman, Susan J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The psychometric properties of a revised version of Holland's Vocational Preference Inventory were assessed using federal government employees. Factor analyses, interscale correlations, measures of internal consistency, and criterion group profiles are presented. Evidence was supportive of the validity of the revised form. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adults, Factor Structure, Interest Inventories, Profiles
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Best, Steve; Knapp-Lee, Lisa – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
Similar scales on the California Occupational Preference System (COPSystem) Interest Inventory and the Kuder General Interest Survey were compared in terms of correlations between the scales. The results of comparing the three highest interest areas are interpreted as supporting the construct validity of the two instruments. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Interest Inventories, Junior High Schools, Occupational Tests
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Meir, Elchanan I.; Gati, Itamar – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
In many personality and interest inventories, a score profile, rather than a single score, is attributed to each subject. Six applicable criteria are suggested for use in examining the adequacy of items in such inventories. These criteria relate to the items' response distributions, internal consistency, and discriminative value. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Interest Inventories, Item Analysis, Personality Measures
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Simono, R. B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
Previous research indicating that males entering the clergy tend to have "feminine" profiles on psychological tests is challenged. A sample of entering clergy students were administered two personality measures. Results did not support the previous research. (JKS)
Descriptors: Clergy, Females, Femininity, Higher Education