Interest Profile Elevation, Big Five Personality Traits, and Secondary Constructs on the Self-Directed Search - A Replication and Extension
The study used the Self-Directed Search (SDS) and the NEO-FFI to explore profile elevation, four secondary constructs, and the Big Five personality factors in a sample of college students in a career course. Regression model results showed that openness, conscientiousness, differentiation high-low, differentiation Iachan, and consistency accounted for significant variance in profile elevation. A significant correlation was found between profile elevation and extroversion. A unique relationship between the two measures of differentiation and profile elevation was found. A multivariate analysis of variance and orthogonal contrasts, using the five personality factors as dependent variables and profile elevation as the independent variable, was conducted as a partial replication of an earlier study. The findings provide potential interpretive ideas for a therapist using the SDS and suggest that profile elevation explains some aspects of a client's results not accounted for by the other secondary constructs.
Journal of Career Assessment
Yowell, E. B.,
Reardon, R. C.
(2008). Interest Profile Elevation, Big Five Personality Traits, and Secondary Constructs on the Self-Directed Search - A Replication and Extension. Journal of Career Assessment, 16(3), 326-338.
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