Structural Invariance of Vocational Interests Across Japanese and American Cultures

Terence J G Tracey, Naotaka Watanabe, Paul L. Schneider

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Two samples of college students (Japanese, N = 373; American, N = 401) were given the Inventory of Occupational Preferences (T. J. G. Tracey & J. Rounds, 1996a), and the structural invariance across cultures was examined at the item and at various scale levels. Correlations of principal-components factor loadings demonstrated that the item structure was similar across cultures. Three separate scale structures were examined: Holland's six-type circular model, Tracey and Rounds's eight-type circular model, and Tracey and Rounds's spherical representation. The fit of the six-type and spherical models to the Japanese sample was significantly worse than their fit to the U.S. sample. There were no differences in cross-cultural fit for the eight-type model. Few structure differences were found between and within genders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-354
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume44
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct

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Tracey, T. J. G., Watanabe, N., & Schneider, P. L. (1997). Structural Invariance of Vocational Interests Across Japanese and American Cultures. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 44(4), 346-354.

Structural Invariance of Vocational Interests Across Japanese and American Cultures. / Tracey, Terence J G; Watanabe, Naotaka; Schneider, Paul L.

In: Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 4, 10.1997, p. 346-354.

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Tracey, TJG, Watanabe, N & Schneider, PL 1997, 'Structural Invariance of Vocational Interests Across Japanese and American Cultures', Journal of Counseling Psychology, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 346-354.
Tracey, Terence J G ; Watanabe, Naotaka ; Schneider, Paul L. / Structural Invariance of Vocational Interests Across Japanese and American Cultures. In: Journal of Counseling Psychology. 1997 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 346-354.
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