Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Department name when degree awarded
Business Administration and Psychology
The purpose of this study was to develop a vocational interest inventory, using the "worker-oriented" job elements of Dr. Ernest J. McCormick and his associates, and to assess the reliability of the resulting instrument.
The interest inventory was prepared, based on 191 of the questions from the Position Analysis Questionnaire, and the test-retest reliability was calculated for a sample of 71 high school students, over a three-week period.
The mean correlation coefficient for the five over-all "job dimension" scores of the interest inventory was .80, and the average item reliability was .54. These coefficients were considered high enough to justify additional development and research on the instrument.
Harris, Alma F., "The Development of a Vocational Interest Inventory Using "Worker-Oriented" Job Elements" (1971). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5662.
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