Development of specialization scales for the MSPI: A comparison of empirical and inductive strategies

Title

Development of specialization scales for the MSPI: A comparison of empirical and inductive strategies

Creator

Porfeli E J; Richard G V; Savickas M L

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2010
2010-10

Description

An empirical measurement model for interest inventory construction uses internal criteria whereas an inductive measurement model uses external criteria. The empirical and inductive measurement models are compared and contrasted and then two models are assessed through tests of the effectiveness and economy of scales for the Medical Specialty Preference Inventory (Zimney,1979). The empirical results clearly demonstrate the advantages of using an empirical model for occupational interest inventory construction, whether alone or in conjunction with an inductive model. Furthermore, the results indicated that the empirical model may be used to resolve the long-standing problems in constructing predictive inventories for specialty choice within an occupation. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

Career choice; discriminant-analysis; Empirical measurement model; exploratory factor-analysis; formative; Inductive measurement model; interest; Interest inventory; Interests; Job choice; measurement; Medical residency choice; Medical specialty choice; medical-students; predictive-validity; Psychology; scores; specialty preference inventory; stepwise

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

227-237

Issue

2

Volume

77

Citation

Porfeli E J; Richard G V; Savickas M L, “Development of specialization scales for the MSPI: A comparison of empirical and inductive strategies,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 31, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6793.

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