Vocational-Interest Inventory (VII)

Intended for the use high school upperclassmen and college students, the Vocational-Interest Inventory (VII) aids in career exploration and predicting college-majors.

Participants must respond to two sections.  The first section including item pairs of occupational titles in which he or she will pick the one that interests them more.  The second section includes 56 items with a choice between two activities, instead of occupational titles.  Approximately 20 to 25 minutes is required for completion.


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Reliability and Validity

Support for reliability and validity is contained in the test manual.  A poor internal-consistency alpha coefficient of 0.40 was technically calculated for the eight scales.  Over a 6-month time interval, the test-retest coefficient ranged from 0.66 to 0.85.  Some of the VIIR scales correlated strongly with the Holland’s Vocational Preference Inventory and the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory.  Content validity has also been supported through factorial studies of theoretical structure for the scales.

Obtaining the VII


Administration, Analysis and Reporting

Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results.

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Cassel, N. Russell (1998).  High School Success and School Accountability Begin with Tentative Job-Career Plans for Each Student.  Education, Vol. 119

Hansen, J. I. (1985). Review of the Vocational Interest Inventory. In J. V. Mitchell, Jr. (Ed.), The ninth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 1677-1678). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Review of the Vocational Interest-Revised by David O. Herman.  New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.

Review of the Vocational Interest-Revised by Joseph G. Law JR.  University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

Worthen, B. R., & Sailor, P. (1995). [Review of the Strong Interest Inventory, 4th Edition.] In J. C. Conoley & J. C. Impara (Eds.), The twelfth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 999-1002). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Dissertations and Journals

Linda K Elksnin & Nick Elksin (1993).  A Review of Picture Interest Inventories:  Implications for Vocational Assessment of Students with Disabilities.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 11, No. 4, 323-336.

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