Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Career Assessment

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

16

Last Page

33

DOI

10.1177/1069072709340520

Abstract

The first purpose was to determine if overall gender differences in basic confidence as measured by the Expanded Skills Confidence Inventory (ESCI) and basic interests as measured by the 2005 Strong Interest Inventory (SII) would be present within eight college major families. As expected, anticipated overall gender differences in confidence and interests concerning realistic and conventional activities were visible within the major families as well. The second purpose was to determine whether basic domains of confidence and interests would differentially discriminate among the eight major families differentially for 171 male and 176 female college students. When confidence and interests were examined separately, the set of confidence predictors and the set of interest predictors significantly differentiated among college majors for both men and women. When confidence and interests were combined together as two sets of predictors, the hit rate was a significant improvement over the hit rate for the confidence set of predictors alone for both women and men. As anticipated, group centroids and structure matrices varied across men and women.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Journal of Career Assessment 18 (2010): 16, doi: 10.1177/1069072709340520. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf