Strong Vocational Interest Blank/Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory
Jo-Ida C. Hansen Center for Interest Measurement Research Universfty of Minnesota
The current version of the Strong Interest Inventory, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank/Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory (SVIB-SCII), was completely revised in 1985. This edition features 264 scales including 6 General Occupational Themes (GOT), 23 Basic Interest Scales (BIS), 207 Occupational Scales, 2 Special Scales, and 26 Administrative Indexes. This compares to the earliest form of the Strong that included only 10 Occupational Scales on the profile. A sample of the 1985 edition of the profile is shown in Fig. 1.1.
The Strong Inventory booklet contains 325 items to which the respondent is asked to answer like, indifferent, or dislike, to indicate how she or he feels about each of the listed occupations, school subjects, occupational activities, leisure activities, types of people, and her or his own characteristics. Samples of the items are given in Table 1.1.
Because of the large number of scales on the Strong profile, and because many of the scales are more than 60 items long, templates are not available for handscoring, and this inventory must be scored by computer. The responses of the individual are analyzed, scores are computed for each of the scales, and the results are printed on a profile. The results also may be printed in the form of an interpretive report that provides the user with additional information about the relationship of the scores to one another. Interpretive reports are especially useful