Accession Number:

AD0626612

Title:

GEOGRAPHICAL DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSES TO A TEST OF VOCATIONAL INTERESTS.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Jan 64-Dec 65,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to test for geographic response bias in a commercial test of vocational interests, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank SVIB. The SVIB is being evaluated for possible use in the selection of career oriented officers commissioned through the NROTC Regular officer procurement program. To make this geographic evaluation, the continental United States was first divided into six areas following popular notions of geographical stereotypes. A contingency analysis was then performed, analyzing item response differences across geographical areas. Six of the 405 SVIB items yielded significant response biases attributable to geographical area of residence. These items were excluded from further consideration in the construction of a career naval officer occupational scoring key for the SVIB. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE