Application of Three Dimensions of Vocational Interests to the Strong Interest Inventory

Sif Einarsdoóttir, James Rounds

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Abstract

The present study evaluated whether three dimensions underlie responses to the Strong Interest Inventory (SII; Hansen & Campbell, 1985). A multidimensional scaling analysis was applied to the responses of college students (404 women and 244 men) to 110 occupational title items in the SII. The results supported a three-dimensional structure of vocational interests. In both the male and female samples the dimensions of Data/Ideas and People/Things emerged. The third dimension was interpreted as Sex-type. We discuss the implications of this conclusion for the use of the SII, especially how the third dimension may influence the interpretation of inventory results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-379
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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