Examining the structure of vocational interests in Turkey in the context of the personal globe model

Bade Vardarlı, Ragıp Özyürek, Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel, Terence Tracey

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The structural validity of the Personal Globe Inventory-Short (PGI-S: Tracey in J Vocat Behavi 76:1–15, 2010) was examined in a Turkish sample of high school and university students. The PGI-S measures eight basic interest scales, Holland’s (Making vocational choice, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1997) six types, Prediger’s (J Vocat Behav 21:259–287, 1981) people/things, data/ideas dimensions, and prestige. After adapting the original PGI-S items into Turkish (PGI-S-T), the inventory was administered to high school students (N = 605) and university students (N = 359). The fit of Holland’s RIASEC and the PGI eight type model were examined separately using the randomization test of hypothesized order relations. Results indicated a strong fit for both the eight type and the RIASEC model. Expected significant differences were found between PGI-S-T subscales across gender and age. The results support the structural validity of the adapted PGI-S-T in a Turkish sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 30 2017



  • PGI
  • Vocational interests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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