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However, the counsellor should be aware of existing variables such as general ability. Special abilities, sex and age. Description of the Inventory - The Brainard Occupational Preference Inventory provides scores in the six general occupational fields for each sex.

The respondent indicates his answers by underlining his response. Administration 1. Preparation - Factors to consider in choosing a testing room: good lighting, comfortable ventilation, and freedom from distraction. All testing materials shall be under the care and responsibility of the examiner. Materials Each respondent shall be provided with the following materials: question booklet, answer sheet, pencil and eraser.

Time There is no time limit because this is an inventory, but 30 minutes may be enough for most persons. Procedures - Scripted. Sample: Distribute the question booklet, answer sheets and pencils. Dont make any marks on the question booklet. Do not write on the answer sheet until I tell you to do so.

After filling up the identifying information on their answer sheets, ask for questions regarding the marking of response then say, When I tell you to begin, open the booklet to the question page and put your answers on the separate sheet by drawing line as described in the instructions.

When you get to Part 2, begin with question number 10 on page 7. Answer the questions on the left side of the page for males and left side of the page for females. Remember to make the marks heavy and black. Now begin. Scoring may be done either by hand or by test scoring machine. NORMS Normative data were obtained by administering the inventory to almost 10, students in 14 school systems. Both sexes were tested in Grades 8- They must be converted into some sort of normative ranks.

In measuring interest,. Thorpe The Test The Occupational Interest Inventory is designed to appraise and analyse the vocationally significant interests of the individual.

The choice of a vocation may be on the basis of his personal qualities, his abilities and other related factors. Description of the Test - This test will help students and young adults find their field of interests. The inventory gives ten scores that enable the examinee to evaluate his interests in terms of the different vocational categories or fields.

The three groups of scores of the Inventory are as follows: 1. Fields of Interest i. Personal- Social ii. Natural iii. Mechanical iv. Business v. The Arts vi. The Sciences. Types of Interest i. Verbal ii. Manipulative iii. Computational 3. Level of Interest. This is expressed through interests in physical care, protection, personal attention, instruction and counsel.

NATURAL - Examinees getting high in this field can be expected to be interested in agriculture and protection of natural resources includes raising cattle, poultry, crops, and pond products; the extraction minerals; the care of forests and fishing. Curiosity on motors and machines is a primary factor in activities involving use of tools of production, including the use mechanical principles to make. They include business contact and business detail of office pursuits.

All of these items are performance items. The use of experimental techniques reflected in these 40 items. The science area contains items involving research, invention and determination of cause and effect relationships. Three symbols are used: a. Verbal b. Manipulative c. Verbal- the verbal items makes use of words in a vocational context. The words may either be spoken or written but they are always used to communicate ideas successfully.

The ideas expressed vary but they can used to help others to accept an idea or to make a. Manipulative- subjects scoring high here enjoy working with things.

Computationalthe computational type consists of items dealing with numerical symbols and concepts. Working with numbers in financial, scientific undertakings or rather related. Levels of Interest - The inventory identified in Part II are the levels on which an individuals basic interest lies. It contains 30 triads. There are six major fields, each containing five triads.

It is possible for an individual to have a high, average, or low interest score regardless of his basic interest. It was given to twelfth graders, 93 boys and 84 girls. Item Selectionthe original items were based on the United States census data. It contains thousands of occupations which are coded according to the dictionary of occupational titles.

Description of Items- the halo effect gives a distorted picture of the results of the interest inventories that utilize occupational titles. The genuine interest disappears when the tasks. Balance of Items- Two hundred forty items groups of activities associated with six major interests fields are presented by the inventory.

Presentation of Items- The forced- choice used in the inventory requires some choices between two groups of activities,. It identifies many of the elements that contribute to occupational satisfaction. The preliminary scales were tried out in various age and sex groups.

About 2, adults and 2, students. Kuder Preference Record - is a test used to assess participants suitability for various fields of employment. The instructions are printed on the first page and the subject is expected to read them carefully. Adults may complete the test in about 40 minutes while high school students may take a little longer. Directions for machine scoring are furnished with the scoring stencils. After scoring, a subject can construct his own profile by following the directions printed on the profile sheets.

In interpreting the scores, it is good to look at both high and low scores. VALIDITY - The criteria such as personal adjustment, grades in specific courses, popularity, marital adjustment, personality characteristics and job satisfaction, success in various jobs, job perseverance, as well as occupation were studied.

Results were generally consistent with the results from an early study, results of the skilled and semi- skilled groups were markedly different from the other groups. This is to be viewed by the institutions responsible. Major application of occupational testing also covered in both versions of the Testing Standards- is in the licensing and certification of persons deemed qualified to practice in any of a large number of trades and professions.

Assessment Centre techniquesused largely in evaluating managerial or administrative personnel. This includes situational tests. Examinee has the opportunity to study background materials for orientation and information regarding the hypothetical job. Most hypothetical job interview questions begin by asking: What would you do if. Published training and operating manuals, performance records and especially subject matter experts such supervisors, instructors or experienced workers in field are frequently consulted.

Validity generalizationoriginally developed by Schmidt and Hunter. Findings obtained. Strong Interest Inventory SII - Occupational Interest inventories do not attempt to predict whether you would be successful in various occupations, but likely to job satisfaction than a job success.

It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individualsfrom high school and college students to midcareer workers seeking a changein their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

How It Helps The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is ideal for a wide range of applications, including the following: Choosing a college majorhelps students uncover their career interests and identify which areas of study are appropriate or required for a particular field. Career explorationopens up the world of work to first-time career seekers and those considering career transition by identifying their interests and demonstrating how they.

Career developmenthelps heighten individuals self-awareness and provide deeper understanding of individual strengths and blind spots, including work style and risk-taking orientation.

Employee engagementhelps employees align their interests with areas of responsibility in their job that reflect those interests. Reintegrationhelps individuals navigate the reintroduction process after a period of disconnection. Learn more about Scribd Membership Home. Much more than documents. Discover everything Scribd has to offer, including books and audiobooks from major publishers.

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