publication . Article . 2013

An Illustration Using the AIST-R

Benedikt Hell; Eunike Wetzel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Oct 2013
  • Country: Germany
Vocational interest inventories are commonly analyzed using a unidimensional approach, that is, each subscale is analyzed separately. However, the theories on which these inventories are based often postulate specific relationships between the interest traits. This article presents a multidimensional approach to the analysis of vocational interest data, which takes these relationships into account. Models in the framework of Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT) are explained and applied to a widely used German vocational interest inventory based on the RIASEC model, the AIST-R. MIRT models were more appropriate to describe the data than unidimensional mo...
free text keywords: vocational interests, Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT), RIASEC, General Psychology, Education, Clinical Psychology, ddc:150, Holland Codes, German, language.human_language, language, Interest inventory, Vocational education, Econometrics, Goodness of fit, Item response theory, Psychology
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