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Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Themes The Strong Interest Inventory® starts with six General Occupational Themes.
Changes to the response options on the assessment have also assisted in providing a more accurate and varied representation of results. The Strong Interest Inventory® test is an assessment that helps people match their interests with potential educational, career, and leisure activities, using an individual’s preferences in a variety of areas to aid them in discovering what they’d most enjoy doing with their work and their free time.
Each career option and college major category has a set of interest themes associated with them.
Major revisions occurred in 19 through the work of Jo-Ida Hansen and in 1994 thanks to the work of Lenore Harmon and Fred Borgen.
These major revisions created opportunities to update and revise the main sections of the instrument.
For example, if you score high in Realistic, Investigative, and Conventional, your code would be RIC.
Some Occupational Themes are more closely related than others, which means that some individuals may score equally in two different scales.
On the other hand, it is also possible that an individual will score highly in an Occupational Theme that they may not see a correlation between all interests of that theme—this just goes to show that very rarely are there individuals that are considered “pure” types, meaning that they fulfill all facets of a specific theme.In addition to the 2004 overhaul, the Occupational Scales received a more recent revision in 2012.New data gathered with the help of 21st century digital-age technology has allowed CPP to provide a more accurate representation of the general population’s interests.The standard Strong Interest Inventory Profile features information on career paths, interests, risk-taking preferences, leadership styles, learning environments, work styles, and team orientation.If you are interested in college-based information, we also provide a Strong Interest Inventory College Edition Profile.