Development and Criterion Validity of Differentiated and Elevated Vocational Interests in Adolescence

Hirschi, Andreas (2009). Development and Criterion Validity of Differentiated and Elevated Vocational Interests in Adolescence. Journal of Career Assessment, 17(4), pp. 384-401. Sage 10.1177/1069072709334237

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Interest differentiation and elevation are supposed to provide important information about a person’s state of interest development, yet little is known about their development and criterion validity. The present study explored these constructs among a group of Swiss adolescents. Study 1 applied a cross-sectional design with 210 students in 11th grade. Study 2 applied a 1-year longitudinal design with 289 students in 7th to 8th grade. gender, personality traits, and career exploration were significant predictors of state and development of differentiation and elevation. Increase in differentiation predicted increase in career decidedness above traits. elevation could not predict increase in exploration behavior over traits. The results provide support for differentiation and elevation as important aspects of adolescents’ vocational interests.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1069-0727

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2015 13:19

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072709334237

Uncontrolled Keywords:

interest development, interests assessment, adolescence career development

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64664

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64664

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