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1 Tests in Counseling Psychology March 22, 2007 PS397 – Psychological Measurement & Testing

2 Today’s Class Strong Vocational Interest Blank Strong Vocational Interest Blank Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory Campbell Interest and Skills Survey Campbell Interest and Skills Survey Kuder Occupational Interest Survey Kuder Occupational Interest Survey Interest tests for Non- professionals Interest tests for Non- professionals Gender bias & Other Issues Gender bias & Other Issues

3 What do you want to be when you “grow-up”?

4 Strong Vocational Interest Blank E. K. Strong began research on interests of different people in different professions E. K. Strong began research on interests of different people in different professions Members of same profession often had similar interests Members of same profession often had similar interests Interest patterns well-established by age 17 and stable for as long as 22 years Interest patterns well-established by age 17 and stable for as long as 22 years

5 Extent to which the respondent’s interests match those of individuals in various professions Extent to which the respondent’s interests match those of individuals in various professions Main concern was issue of gender bias Main concern was issue of gender bias Different forms used for males and females Different forms used for males and females Lack of theoretical background Lack of theoretical background Strong Vocational Interest Blank

6 Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory Merged male and female forms into one form Merged male and female forms into one form Based test on J. L. Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice Based test on J. L. Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice People can be classified into one or more of six categories according to interest People can be classified into one or more of six categories according to interest Work environments can also be classified into these same themes Work environments can also be classified into these same themes

7 Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice

8 Strong Campbell Interest Inventory Made up of seven sections: Made up of seven sections: Occupation (131 items) Occupation (131 items) School subjects (36 items) School subjects (36 items) Activities (51 items) Activities (51 items) Amusements (39 items) Amusements (39 items) Types of people (24 items) Types of people (24 items) Preference between 2 activities (30 items) Preference between 2 activities (30 items) Your characteristics (14 items) Your characteristics (14 items)

9 Strong Campbell Interest Inventory Report consists of four scores: Report consists of four scores: Administrative index and special scales Administrative index and special scales General occupational themes General occupational themes Basic interest scales Basic interest scales Occupational scales Occupational scales Newest version published in 1985 Newest version published in 1985 Addition of 207 occupational scales Addition of 207 occupational scales

10 Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Respondent’s degree of interest in: Respondent’s degree of interest in: Different occupations Different occupations “A nutritionist, advising people on their diets” “A nutritionist, advising people on their diets” Different school subjects Different school subjects “Chemistry” “Chemistry” Different activities Different activities “Telling stories to children” “Telling stories to children” Indicate skill in different activities Indicate skill in different activities “Organize a political campaign” “Organize a political campaign”

11 Report has three components: Report has three components: 1. Orientation scales Influencing Influencing Organizing Organizing Helping Helping Creating Creating Analyzing Analyzing Producing Producing Adventuring Adventuring Career Match-up Game Career Match-up Game Career Match-up Game Career Match-up Game Campbell Interest and Skill Survey

12 Orientation Scales Orientation Scales

13 Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Report has three components: Report has three components: 2. Basic scales Overview of categories of occupation Overview of categories of occupation

14 Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Report has three components: Report has three components: 3. Occupational scales Matches with particular occupations Matches with particular occupations

15 Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Extra Scales: Extra Scales: Academic focus scale Academic focus scale Comfort in academic setting Comfort in academic setting Extroversion scale Extroversion scale Jobs with appropriate amount of interpersonal interaction Jobs with appropriate amount of interpersonal interaction

16 Kuder Occupational Interest Survey Derived from Kuder Preference Survey (1939) Derived from Kuder Preference Survey (1939) Presented with 100 triads of alternative activities Presented with 100 triads of alternative activities Scores on 10 general occupational interests Scores on 10 general occupational interests Similarity between your interest and others employed in various occupations Similarity between your interest and others employed in various occupations Helps students select a major Helps students select a major

17 Kuder Occupational Interest Survey Separate norms for men and women Separate norms for men and women Short-term reliability high (.80-.95) Short-term reliability high (.80-.95) Scores stable for up to 30 years Scores stable for up to 30 years Helpful in high school and university counseling situations Helpful in high school and university counseling situations

18 Non-Professional Interest Tests Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory Based on SVIB scales Based on SVIB scales 9 basic interest areas and specific occupations 9 basic interest areas and specific occupations Career Assessment Inventory Career Assessment Inventory Written at 6 th grade reading level Written at 6 th grade reading level Similar to SCII and CISS Similar to SCII and CISS

19 The Self-Directed Search Developed by J. L. Holland Developed by J. L. Holland Self-administered, self-scored, self-interpreted Self-administered, self-scored, self-interpreted Mirror counseling process Mirror counseling process Develop personal career theory Develop personal career theory List occupational goals and preferences List occupational goals and preferences Ability and skills in these areas is assessed Ability and skills in these areas is assessed

20 Gender Bias & Other Issues Earliest interest inventories tended to be gender biased Earliest interest inventories tended to be gender biased Particular bias against women Particular bias against women Strong would argue that using the same norms for men and women would reduce validity of the test Strong would argue that using the same norms for men and women would reduce validity of the test Gender bias has been reduced, not eliminated Gender bias has been reduced, not eliminated

21 Gender Bias & Other Issues Cultural biases have also been found Cultural biases have also been found Scores are not an indication of success in the profession Scores are not an indication of success in the profession Success in an occupation is based on aptitude and ability Success in an occupation is based on aptitude and ability

22 Websites of Interest Career Match-Up Game Career Match-Up Game http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/Car eerMatch/index.html http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/Car eerMatch/index.html http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/Car eerMatch/index.html http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/Car eerMatch/index.html Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Campbell Interest and Skill Survey http://www.pearsonassessments.co m/tests/ciss.htm http://www.pearsonassessments.co m/tests/ciss.htm http://www.pearsonassessments.co m/tests/ciss.htm http://www.pearsonassessments.co m/tests/ciss.htm Self-Directed Search Self-Directed Search http://www.self-directed-search.com/ http://www.self-directed-search.com/ http://www.self-directed-search.com/


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