Examining the structure of vocational interests in Turkey in the context of the personal globe model
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CitationVardarlı, B., Özyürek, R., Wilkins-Yel, K. G. ve Tracey, T. J. G. (2017). Examining the structure of vocational interests in Turkey in the context of the personal globe model. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 17(3), 347-359. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10775-016-9338-6
The structural validity of the Personal Globe Inventory-Short (PGI-S: Tracey in J Vocat Behavi 76:1-15, 2010) was examined in a Turkish sample of high school and university students. The PGI-S measures eight basic interest scales, Holland's (Making vocational choice, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1997) six types, Prediger's (J Vocat Behav 21:259-287, 1981) people/things, data/ideas dimensions, and prestige. After adapting the original PGI-S items into Turkish (PGI-S-T), the inventory was administered to high school students (N = 605) and university students (N = 359). The fit of Holland's RIASEC and the PGI eight type model were examined separately using the randomization test of hypothesized order relations. Results indicated a strong fit for both the eight type and the RIASEC model. Expected significant differences were found between PGI-S-T subscales across gender and age. The results support the structural validity of the adapted PGI-S-T in a Turkish sample.