Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Patrick I. Armstrong

Second Advisor

Douglas L. Epperson

Third Advisor

Judy M. Vance

Abstract

This study evaluated Holland's (1997) theory of the equivalence of person and work environment structures by comparing the relationships among interest, ability, and skills based on individual and occupational ratings of constructs selected from the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET database. Individual ratings by 816 college students were analyzed separately by gender. A bootstrapped property vector fitting technique was used to embed ability and skill constructs into a two-dimensional RIASEC interest circumplex. No significant gender differences were found in the integration of these constructs. There were differences between the person and environment models for 14 of the 32 (44%) abilities and skills. Discussion of the results focuses on implications for Holland's theory, occupational data, and measurement issues.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16080

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sarah Fetter Anthoney

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453071

OCLC Number

235946028

ISBN

9780549541127

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

105 pages

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