The predictive validity of the investigative scale of the career assessment inventory

Naylor, Frank D., and Kidd, Garry J. (1991) The predictive validity of the investigative scale of the career assessment inventory. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 51 (1). pp. 217-226.

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Abstract

The predictive validity of the Investigative (Holland, 1973) scale of the General Theme Scales of the Career Assessment Inventory (CAl) (Johansson, 1975) was assessed in a group of 160 male senior secondary school students. The criterion was the choice of a science or technology college or university program at the conclusion of Grade 12. Students were administered the CAl at the beginning of Grade 10, and criterion data were collected about three years later. During the initial assessment, data were also collected on IQ, Educational Orientation, and the subjects studied in Grades II and 12. The correlation between Investigative scale score and the choice of a science/technology versus other pro­grams was r = .46. The decomposition of effects in a multiple regression analysis using all the available data showed that the direct effect of investigative interests on the criterion was second only to the actual subjects studied in Grade 12. The results support the predictive validity of the scale and indicate its unique contribution to that prediction in the context of the other variables.

Item ID: 34307
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-3888
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 00:13
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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