Constructing a Situation-Based Career Interest Assessment for Junior High School Students and Examining Their Interest Structure

Yao-Ting Sung, Yu Wen Cheng, Jeng Shin Wu

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Abstract

This study constructed a situation-based career interest assessment (SCIA) that is suitable for applying to junior high school students. The assessment framework is based on Holland’s theory of vocational interest. The subjects for the pilot study and the formal test were 1,072 junior high school students and 1,136 junior high school students, respectively. The results of reliability tests produced correlation coefficients between.77 and.95, exploratory factor analysis produced factor loadings between.32 and.92 for six factors, and confirmatory factor analysis produced relative fit indices of.95 across the comparative fit index and nonnormed fit index, indicating a satisfactory goodness of fit. Convergent and discriminant validity analyses indicated that the SCIA has acceptable construct validity. Multidimensional scaling analysis, internal correlation, and randomization test showed that the interest structure of adolescents and the relationship among interest types are only partially consistent with Holland’s theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-365
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Students
Statistical Factor Analysis
Discriminant Analysis
Random Allocation
Reproducibility of Results
High school students
Career interests
Interest assessment
Interest structure
Holland's theory
Factors
Correlation coefficient
Factor loadings
Confirmatory factor analysis
Vocational interests
Exploratory factor analysis
Multidimensional scaling
Randomization
Convergent validity
Discriminant validity

Keywords

  • Holland
  • career interest assessment
  • interest structure
  • junior high school students
  • situation-based test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Constructing a Situation-Based Career Interest Assessment for Junior High School Students and Examining Their Interest Structure. / Sung, Yao-Ting; Cheng, Yu Wen; Wu, Jeng Shin.

In: Journal of Career Assessment, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 347-365.

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