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Lecture 21

PSY230H5 Lecture 21: Personality and Work


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY230H5
Professor
Ulrich Schimmack
Lecture
21

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Personality and Work
(not on final exam- bonus lecture)
Vocational Interests
Holland (1985)
Model of vocational interests
o Realist: working with gadgets
o Investigative: scientific, mathematics
o Artistic: creative expression in art
o Social: helping professions, team work
o Enterprising: leadership, economics
o Conventional: structured work environments
Stability of vocational interests
o Participants: intellectually gifted students aged 13 (time 1) and 25
(time 2)
o Materials: assessment of Holland's RIASEC
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Hierarchy of vocational interests
o Items (specific jobs)
o Factors (groups of similar jobs)
o Superfactors (interest types)
o Heritability increases from items (32%) to superfactors (53%)
o Genes influence broad interests
Vocational interests and big 5
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Vocational interests and facets
o Participants: 217 students at large Midwestern University
o Materials
NEO-PI-R (measure of big 5 and 30 facets)
Two measures of vocational interests
o Main findings
Warmth better predictor than extraversion for social interests
Assertiveness better predictor than extraversion for
enterprising
Facets of openness have opposing relations to investigative
interests
Aesthetics better predictor than openness for artistic interests
Global agreeableness dimension was a better predictor than
agreeableness facets
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