Advances in Vocational Psychology: The assessment of interests

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W. Bruce Walsh, Samuel H. Osipow
Psychology Press, 1986 - Psychology - 203 pages
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Advances in Vocational Psychology devoted to presenting and evaluating important advances in the field of interest measurement. Progress in three well known interest inventories -- the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory, the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey, and the Self Directed Search -- is closely examined. A focus on innovations in interest measurement directs attention to how more recent instruments provide technical and conceptual advances over older, more reliable ones. Both research and counseling perspectives combine to provide a well-balanced guide to the study of vocational psychology. How interest inventories can be used beneficially in the career counseling of minority and majority populations is also explored.
 

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Contents

Uses of the Strong
7
Interpretation
26
Report Form
35
PersonMatching
48
The SDS as an Innovation
55
Revisions Adaptations
66
Future Research Development
72
New Approaches to the Assessment of Interests
83
Computers and the Future of Interest
114
Special Groups and the Beneficial Use
127
Analysis and Comparison of Risk Factors
142
Career Choice Problems and Their
165
Some Principles of Beneficial Test
180
Conclusion
188
Author Index
199
Subject Index
205

The
89
Issues in Interest Assessment
103

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