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Industrial/Organizational Psychology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
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The current 2004 revision of the Strong Interest Inventory has been understudied in China. The present study (a) translated the Strong assessment into Simplified Chinese, (b) investigated the fit of circular and circumplex models of Holland’s theory in Chinese population and compared the scores on the construct equivalent scales, and (c) uncovered the generalizability and applicability of the Strong assessment in Chinese culture. The randomization test (RTHOR) and circumplex covariance structure model (CCSM) were applied to a diverse Chinese sample to explore the cross-cultural validity of Holland’s models. Empirical support was found for Holland’s circular ordering model in the overall sample and subgroups of males and students. Results suggested that the Chinese Strong assessment was psychometrically sound and was promising to be used in China. Theoretical and practical implications were then discussed.
Yang, Yang, "Generalization of the Strong Interest Inventory in Chinese Culture A Study of Translation, Validation, and Cross-Cultural Comparisons" (2017). Culminating Projects in Psychology. 7.