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GENERAL INTEREST STRUCTURE TEST - AIST - 7 YEAR LICENSE

Model 64064

General Interest Structure Test - AIST - 7 Year License
 
   
 

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.

OVERVIEW

The AIST is frequently used in career or academic counseling, because the results are easy to interpret and concrete careers are suggested for different education levels.

APPLICATION

The AIST is a differential test for the determination of school or career interests from the age of 14 and up.

Main areas of application: consulting regarding school, study or career decisions, industrial, and organizational psychology.

THEORETICAL BACKGROUND

According to Holland (1985) there are six fundamental personality orientations in our cultural. Holland also postulates, that every person seeks the environment, that corresponds to his / her personality type and interests. If he succeeds, there is complete person-environment congruence. The AIST measures this congruence between a person and his or her environment. The test consists of 60 items, with which six interest dimensions are recorded: practical and technical, intellectual and investigative, artistic and linguistic, social, entrepreneurial as well as organizational and administrational interests. According to the concept of congruence, this test makes possible differential-psychological assignments of people to professions.

ADMINISTRATION

After the instruction the items are presented one after the other on the monitor. The  respondent enters his / her answers on a 5-tiered rating scale.

A one-time correction and the skipping of items are permitted. All unanswered items are presented again at the end of the test, but there is no obligation to answer.

TEST FORMS

At present seven test forms are available. S1 corresponds to the original test form as is primarily used in Germany. Other languages have their own test form. S3 (Swedish), S4 (Czech) and S6 (Portuguese) also contain, apart from the pure translation, modified career lists and their own norms based on the computer presentation. Test forms S5 and S7 contain modified career lists apart from the translation into Italian and English, even if they do not yet have their own norms. In the meantime the German norms are used, which has to be taken into account for the interpretation.

SCORING

The raw scores for all scales and the response times for each item are calculated.

The following are provided:

  • A report for the test administrator with
    • Raw and standard scores on the six interest dimensions (with profile)
    • Holland code (the three most prominent interest dimensions) and a list of occupations that are congruent with the Holland code (Z-S index)
    • Differentiation score for the six interest dimensions
    • A hexagonal diagram of the interest dimensions
  • A report for the respondent with
    • Interest profile
    • Holland code and a list of occupations that are congruent with the Holland code (Z-S index)
    • Differentiation score for the six interest dimensions

RELIABILITY

Studies using the norm sample yielded internal consistencies (Cronbach's Alpha) for the interest scales of between r=0.79 and r=0.87. Test-retest reliabilities for the individual scales are between r=0.83 and r=0.96 for a test-retest interval of two days and between r=0.60 and r=0.75 for an interval of two years. Test-retest reliabilities are also available for intervals of three months, four months and one year.

VALIDITY

Extensive studies of the validity of the AISTR have been carried out and have shown among other things that the test has factorial validity, convergent validity and criterion validity.

NORMS

The norms were obtained from a calibration sample of 2,496 young people aged between 14 and 21 drawn from the most important schools and training centres in Austria.

TESTING TIME

Approx. 10 – 15 minutes (including instruction and practice phase).

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The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures.

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Model 64064-50

Differential test for the determination of school or career interests from the age of 14 and up.

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Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

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