Evidence of validity for the Skill scale scores of the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey. People in different occupations report different patterns of interests and skills. However, the Adventuring scale demonstrated the least evidence of convergent validity which is not surprising considering that this scale is not directly assessed by any other interest measure. Sample sizes ranged from 35 to 199, with a median of 76. Concurrent and predictive validity was established by calculating mean scores for both interest and skill scales for 58 different occupational samples. Typical high-scoring occupations include counsellors, teachers and religious leaders.
The absence of clear preferences or aversions yields little information about interest. In the session you receive an in-depth explanation of what the report shows and how it relates to you. Helping Adult Development Teach new skills to adults, work with students. Therefore, it would be most appropriate to assess the interest profiles of individuals intending to enrol at university, are currently at university or have completed university. Take the career test to find jobs that match your interests. It has, however, been used at younger ages in exceptional circumstances Campbell et al.
Reliabilities for the Basic scales were of the levels seen for the Orientation scales. This chapter highlighted the dearth of local research on this assessment, but also pointed to its utility in South Africa. It is an instrument that has the advantage of benefitting from years of test development knowledge and modern technology Campbell, 1995. At any point in time, the results are stable enough to help individuals plan their next educational or career choices. The converse can also be inferred.
For the Basic Interest scales the mean alpha was 0. The Basic Scales are homogeneous subscales of the Orientation Scales and were constructed by identifying items that had high intercorrelations with each other, low correlations with items in other clusters, and appeared to belong together, based on their content. The differences were found to be not statistically significant. The questionnaire also requires that individuals assess their own level of skill in 120 items based on occupational activities Campbell et al. Test-retest reliability was also investigated and presented in the manual, and results also suggested good temporal stability for the instrument.
The scales function as they were intended. If you've never taken it before, start with this one. All of the scales were standardised on the same population and both genders are scored and norm-referenced in the same way. Concurrent and predictive validity was established by calculating mean scores for both interest and skill scales for 58 different occupational samples. Interpretation and use For ease of use and interpretation, patterns of interest and skill scores are reported on the profile as: a Pursue — areas that are worthy of serious consideration as the interest and skill scale scores are both high 55 or above ; b Develop — seek additional training to increase self-confidence or accept as hobbies, because interest scores are high 55 or above and skill scores are lower 54 or below ; c Explore — gain an understanding of why the area is not more appealing or consider applying the skills to another field because interests are lower 54 or below and skills are high 55 or above ; and d Avoid — activities not to consider, because interests and skills are both low 45 or below. This again suggests evidence of good construct validity. The inventory has been revised six times over the years to reflect continued development in the field.
Taylor, personal communication, 2009 , however, the local test distributor recommends grade 12 English proficiency. Nearly 60 occupations are covered in your personalized report. The following represents the seven broad global level areas of interest and self-reported skill include: i Influencing — covers the general area of leading and influencing others; influencing others through leadership, politics, public speaking and marketing. Science Perform lab research, work with scientific concepts and equipment. This is achieved through a derived set of interests and skills that match with a particular occupation.
Culinary Arts Prepare gourmet meals, manage a restaurant. Concurrent validity of the 1985 Strong Interest Inventory for college major selection Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 25 , 53- 57. Career counselors, psychologists, and others using the Strong will find they have an instrument that is methodologically sophisticated and that will provide clients with much information to ponder along with the resources with which make reasoned career decisions. For the Basic Skill scales, the mean alpha was 0. The use of proper nouns was also avoided as these can date, for example: names of leading figures in specific careers Campbell et al. The assessment takes a bit of time, probably 45 minutes to complete the 320 multiple-choice items, but it is very easy to do so. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, pp.
Pursue some of these Influencing activities in your career. Based on the Kaisers criterion, inspection of the scree plots and the factor interpretability of the various solutions, the authors felt that the seven-component solution summarised the data best Campbell et al. After you finish your test, you can schedule your mandatory feedback session online. Findings in this study also support the hexagonal relationship. It is an assessment of interests, and not to be confused with personality assessments or. Typical high scoring occupations include: mechanics, veterinarians and landscape architects. Estimates of skill level are typically based on experiences doing similar tasks and learning new things.
Construct validly was investigated in the Donnelly 2009, 2010 studies. You'll save money, and get the most information and insights possible. The top blue bar represents your reported level of Interest. Effects of Strong Interest Inventory feedback on career beliefs, pp. In 1974 when the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory came out, Campbell had combined both the men's and the women's forms into a single form. This finding could be expected based on the results of the earlier Sullivan and Hansen 2004 study.
You and your interests may have changed over the years. Four patterns of combinations of your interest and skill scores are also reported. Procedural Checks Procedural checks allow the interpreter of the results an opportunity to determine whether the results are valid and can be used. If both interest and skill scores are in a mid-range or one is in mid-range and the other is lower, no pattern is reported Boggs, 1999, p. Each scale consists of similar items that are highly related.