Educational Interest Inventory (EII)

Specifically intended for post-secondary students, the Educational Interest Inventory (EII) identifies an individual’s preferences for college educational programs. The Self-report test includes 235-items that relate to 47 instructional programs, all based on the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs. Each item involves a pair of activities in which the individual will pick one and rate in terms of high or low interest. Approximately 45 to 90 minutes is required for completion.

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Reliability and Validity

In the test manual for the EII, the author notes that there is insufficient data source for this instrument.  However, independent studies show data such as split-half reliability ranging from 0.63 to 0.89 (Morrill, Milller, and Thomas, 1970).  Considerable similarities with the Strong Vocational Interest Blank and the Career Guidance Inventory were discovered.  This instrument is proven useful for high school senior counseling, along with college students wanting to further the education but whom are unsure on the right path to take.

Where to Purchase the EII

The publisher, Wintergreen Orchard House, uses the inventory as a free solution for college-age students who wish to learn their educational interests.  You will need to contact Wintergreen Orchard House directly to learn how to use this instrument in dissertation research.

Administration, Analysis and Reporting

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Morrill, W. H., Miller, C. D., & Thomas, L. E. (1970). Educational and vocational interest of college women. Vocational Guidance Quarterly, 19(2), 85-90.

Thomas, L. E., Morrill, W. H., & Miller, C. D. (1970). Educational interests and achievement. Vocational Guidance Quarterly, 18(3), 199-202.

Review of the Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition by the Lois Strauss and David E. Kapel. Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ.

Review of the Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition by Jim C. Fortune and Javaid Kaiser. College of Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.