Helping neophyte counseling psychologists with intraoccupational choice : the identification of useful information

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dc.contributor.advisor Spengler, Paul M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Winsted, Donald E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:35Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1996 .W56 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182056
dc.description.abstract This research tested the utility of occupational interest inventories in predicting the work settings of highly satisfied counseling psychologists. A questionnaire was mailed to a sample of counseling psychologists who were members of the American Psychological Association. Of the 661 respondents surveyed 406 responded. Only the responses of 331 counseling psychologists who reported high job satisfaction were included in the analyses. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to compare the concurrent validity of general vocational interests and specific vocational interests to predict to a work setting continuum which ranged from a primarily academic work setting at one end to a primarily practice setting on the other end.Specific vocational interests as assessed by the Scientist Practitioner Inventory (SPI; Leong & Zachar, 1991, 1993, Zachar & Leong, 1992) and Teaching Interests Questionnaire were better at predicting the work setting continuum than were general vocational interests as assessed by the Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI; Holland, 1985). Gender moderated the relationship between vocational interests and work setting continuum for VPI-Artistic. Higher scores for males on VPI-Artistic were associated with the academic end of continuum. Higher scores for females on VPI-Artistic were associated with the practice end of the continuum. Age did not moderate the relationship between vocational interests and the work setting continuum.As a main effect, VPI-Investigative was a significant predictor of the work setting continuum. Higher VPI-Investigative scores were associated with the academic end of the continuum. SPI-Scientist and SPI-Practitioner were significant predictors of the continuum as well. Higher scores on SPI-Scientist were associated with the academic end of the continuum and higher SPIPractitioner scores were associated with the practice end of the work setting continuum. The teaching interest questionnaire (TIQ) was also a significant predictor of the continuum with higher teaching interests scores being associated with the academic end of the work setting continuum. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent viii, 106, 8 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counselors -- Employment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational interests -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Career development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction. en_US
dc.title Helping neophyte counseling psychologists with intraoccupational choice : the identification of useful information en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1036811 en_US


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