Information Help make career decisions at any point in life Used by more than 30 million people worldwide Translated into more than 25 different languages Results have been supported by more than 500 research studies
Purpose A vocational inventory designed to identify a person’s particular activities, competencies, and self-estimates compared with various occupational groups.
Objectives and Results developed by Dr. John Holland, whose theory of vocation is the basis for most career inventories categorized into six types— Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Ent erprising, and Conventional occupations and work environments also can be classified by these categories.
Cost 1998 $125 per kit 25 assessment booklets; various combinations of components available in varied-priced kits $121 per kit 25 booklets and occupational finders, 25 ―You and Your Career‖ booklets, 10 leisure activity finders, and 10 educational opportunities finders $99 per kit 25 assessment booklets 25 job finders, and 25 ―You and Your Career‖ booklets
Reliability Data Test-retest reliability had reliability coefficients of .76 to .89 over 4 to 12 weeks. Internal consistency coefficients ranged from .72 to .92 for the summary scale.
Validity Validity is examined 54.7 % of the norm in the review by group had a match between their measured evaluating summary high-point code and one scale inter- letter aspiration code correlations and Brown (MMY ensuring that they fit 2001), showed that the the theoretical occupational codes for model half of the individuals were exactly the same for both forms, while almost two thirds had the first two letter codes the same in any order.
Norms The norm group included persons from a number of different racial backgrounds Age range of tested individuals was from 17 to 65 Mean age was 23.5 years of age
Special Considerations Question One Discussion Discussion Question Two Discussion Questions Three Discussion
Extra InformationMy Score: SEASocial (S) people like social careers such as teacher, speech therapist, religiousworker, counselor, clinical psychologist, and nurse. The S type usually likes to be around otherpeople, is interested in how people get along, and likes to help other people with their problems. The S type generally likes to help, teach, and counsel people more than engage in mechanical or technical activity. The S type is described as convincing, cooperative, friendly, generous, helpful, idealistic, kind, patient, responsible, social, s ympathetic, tactful, understanding, and warm. Web Address: http://www.self-directed-search.com/
Citation of sources ofinformation Plake B.S. and Impara J.C(2001). The fifteenth mental measurements yearbook. The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. University of Nebraska Press p. 1105 – 1107.