Personological interpretation of factors from the Strong Vocational Interest Blank Scales

Paul Costa, James L. Fozard, Robert R. McCrae

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A principal axis factor analysis of the 58 occupational and nonoccupational scales of Form T of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank was performed using the data of 1068 males representing a wide range of age and socioeconomic status groups. Five factors, accounting for 80% of the variance, were: I, Person vs. Task Orientation; II, Theoretical vs. Practical Interaction Style; III, Tough vs. Tender Mindedness; IV, Self-assertiveness vs. Retiring Altruism; and V, Business vs. Healing. Correlations of these factors with the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, the Allport-Vernon-Lindsey Scale of Values, education and socioeconomic status were used to provide psychological interpretations of the factors. Both occupational groupings and personality correlates showed substantial agreement with Holland's (1966) system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Personological interpretation of factors from the Strong Vocational Interest Blank Scales. / Costa, Paul; Fozard, James L.; McCrae, Robert R.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1977, p. 231-243.

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