The purpose of the article is to present Polish version of the Vocational Orientations Questionnaire. The Vocational Orientations Questionnaire is based on the Vocational Personality Life Style created by Holland (1985, 1997). Main psychometric parameters are presented. W-Kendall's coefficients of concordance of ratings of qualified judges indicated the internal validity of selected statements of the questionnaire. Factor analysis (N=455) identified six factors that are congruent with vocational types specified by Holland's model: realistic, investigative, artistic, enterprising, social and conventional. A confirmation analysis method (N=443) indicated, that six factors model was well adjusted to the group. The analysis of Cronbach Coefficient Alpha conformed reliability of the measure. Theoretical validity of the Vocational Orientations Questionnaire (N= 117) was estimated by analyze of the associations between the Vocational Orientations Questionnaire and personality traits and types of interests. Personality was measured by Personality Inventory NEO-FFI constructed by Costa and McCrae (Zawadzki, Strelau, Szczepaniak i Sliwinska 1998) and types of interest were measured by Interests Inventory (Frydrychowicz, Jaworska, Woynarowska i Matuszewski 1994).
A. M. Zawadzka, Uniwersytet Gdanski, Instytut Psychologii, ul. Pomorska 68, 80-343 Gdansk, Poland
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