Advances in the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey
|•||Almost exclusive reliance on activities for item content.|
|•||Triad item format with most/least preferred responses.|
|•||Application of activity preferences to the measurement of personal characteristics (Form A).|
|•||Development of the 10 interest areas of Form C, serving as an organizational structure for interests and occupations.|
|•||Development of a unique methodology to score the criterion group scales of the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey (KOIS).|
This chapter begins with a recapitulation of Kuder ( 1966, 1977) lambda score method to highlight the advance represented by the KOIS itself, this is not elsewhere presented in a single source. The chapter continues by describing recent changes in the reporting and the content of the KOIS. Finally, it reports a novel application, which Kuder ( 1977, 1980) has called Person-Matching.
Interest (and personality) inventories that are criterion-group scaled generally are scored on the basis of the proportion of a given group that endorses (like or prefer) each of the items in the inventory. For the Strong-Campbell Interest