Edward Strong : Three Types Of Personality Assessment

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measures in the cognitive domain, personality tests began to be developed. Hence, three types of personality assessment measures were devised: interest inventories, objective personality tests, and projective personality tests.
In 1912, Edward Thorndike, one of the first to conduct research in the vocational assessment field, published the results of a study that examined the interests of 100 students as they progressed from elementary school through college (DuBois, 1970). As the association of interests and vocational choice became more solidified, in 1922, J. B. Miner devised one of the first formal interest inventories that was utilized to facilitate high school students in general in selecting their occupational pursuits.
Edward Strong (1884-1963) teamed up with a number of other researchers to develop what was to become the most well-known interest inventory inspired by Miner’s interest inventory (Cowdery, 1926; DuBois, 1970; Strong, 1926). Named as the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB), the original inventory consisted of 420 items. Strong has been constantly devoting considerable years perfecting his vocational interest inventory. Backed up by numerous revisions over the years, this inventory continues to be one of the most widely used instruments in career counseling. At present, interest inventories like the Strong are often used in conjunction with multiple aptitude tests as part of the career counseling process.
Group testing became in-demand
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