ERIC Number: EJ734381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Vocational Interests (The Self-Directed Search) of Female Carpenters
Swan, Kathy C.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v52 n4 p655-657 Oct 2005
In this national sample of female carpenters (N=411) who began their apprenticeship with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters during the 1990s in the United States, the author provides a profile of female carpenters' vocational interests (The Self-Directed Search). The vocational interests of 137 male carpenters also were gathered for comparison. The results indicate that the vocational interests of female and male carpenters are dominated by Realistic interests. These outcomes are supported by earlier work with the Strong Interest Inventory. The author suggests that test construction and sampling play a role in the controversy about gender bias in interest inventories.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Test Construction, Interest Inventories, Vocational Interests, Woodworking, Apprenticeships, Males, Gender Bias, Females, Test Construction, Interest Inventories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory