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Advances in Vocational Psychology Volume 1: the Assessment of interests

Edited By W. Bruce Walsh, Samuel H. Osipow Copyright 1986
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

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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.

    Contents: Introduction: The Assessment of Interests. J.C. Hansen, The Strong Vocational Interest Blank/The Strong Campbell Interest Inventory. D.G. Zytowski, F. Kuder, The Kuder Occupational Interest Survey. J.L. Holland, J.R. Rayman, The Self-Directed Search. F.H. Borgen, New Approaches to the Assessment of Interests. L.S. Gottfredson, Special Groups and the Beneficial Use of Vocational Interest Inventories.


    Walsh, W. Bruce

    "...quite helpful in gaining an in-depth understanding of the field of vocational interest evaluation."
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