- Theoretical foundation.
||Based on John Holland's long and meticulous empirical
research, the occupational personality profile correlates with job
satisfaction and length of job tenure. Apart from minor cultural
changes, the primary differences from Holland's venerable Self-Directed
Search are shorter question batteries, reduction of career search
scales to two traits rather than three, and the addition of filters
inspired by Schein's Career Anchors and practitioner experience.
- Quantitative research.
||Quantitative research (N = 44) with working people
(UK) indicated strong construct validity for the career test; there
were significant positive correlations (p < .05) between each of
the program's scales and those in SDS. It could be hypothesised,
therefore, that it may share some of the predictive validity (mainly
USA) of its predecessor. The internal reliability of the program
was very strong (alpha coefficient 0.8186).
- Qualitative research.
||Users included careers practitioners, further education
students, and members of the general public (UK, Australia, New Zealand and western Europe). Concurrent validity
was suggested by practitioners' comments upon its accuracy and a
tendency amongst satisfied professionals to find a close relationship
between the program's outcomes and the career in which they had
satisfactorily settled. Practitioners also noticed a similarity
to SDS outcomes. Usability studies, conducted with a standalone
version of the program, also involved computer science professionals
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