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Exploration of Profile Elevation on the Self-Directed Search

Title: An Exploration of Profile Elevation on the Self-Directed Search: Technical Report 39.
Name(s): Bullock, Emily E., author
Reardon, Robert C., author
Leierer, Steve, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 2004-01-20
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Career counselors have interpreted profile elevation on interest inventories for years. The interpretation has been based on counselor judgment and not empirical research. A few studies, along with the current study, have attempted to find some empirical evidence for the validity of interpreting profile elevation. This study explores some variables that have the possibility of being related to this construct. The participants were composed of students in an undergraduate career development course (N = 270). An analysis of variance revealed no relationship between student profile elevation and age, classification, ethnicity, or high point code. A significant relationship was found between profile elevation and gender. Further analysis revealed a gender by race interaction in which African-American women had lower mean profile elevation than African-American men. The findings are discussed in the context of past research, current interpretability of profile elevation, and future research needs.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525972170_fe0627d2 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525972170 (DOI)
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Bullock, E. E., Reardon, R. C., & Leierer, S. (2004). An Exploration of Profile Elevation on the Self-Directed Search: Technical Report 39. Retrieved from