Skala Prospołecznych Preferencji Zawodowych
Dominika Ochnik, Marta Stala, Renata Rosmus
Rocznik: 2018 Tom: 24 Numer: 1
The aim of this article is to present psychometric characteristics (reliability and construct validity) of The Pro- social Vocational Preferences Scale. The scale is a part of Vocational Potential Inventory that has been created in response to the challenges of modern labor market and the increasing importance of pro-social vocational interests. The research consist of two studies. 100 students (F=58, M=42; Mage=26) and 90 pupils (F=60, M=30; Mage=17) took part in study 1. (Pro-social Vocational Interests Scale × Big Five x gender). 100 students (F=70, M=30; Mage=20) took part in study 2. (Pro-social Vocational Interests Scale × Holland’s Vocational Preferences × gender). Student sample represented majors related to pro-social activity (physiotherapy, pedagogy, nursing). The scale consists of 20 pro-social traits and abilities and achieved high reliability (α=.85). Regression analysis revealed extraversion and gender to be predictors in both groups in Study 1, and neuroticism only in student sample. The results of Study 2. showed strong correlation of pro-social scale with Holland’s Social vocational preferences type (r=.62) and moderate with Entrepreneurial type (r=.41). Regression analysis revealed high Social type, low Realistic type and high Investigator type to be predictors explaining the pro-social scale in 44%. The Pro-social Vocational Preferences Scale proved to be a reliable tool with good psychometric characteristics and therefore is recommended for vocational and personnel counselling.