Strong Vocational Interest Blank

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There are many major criticisms and controversial issues surrounding career and vocational interest measures. Even the most widely accepted measure, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, received disapproval regarding gender bias and lack of theory. Though gender bias seems to be a large issue regarding career and vocational measures, a main challenge in interest testing is determining if career preferences are constant (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2017). If a test has limited predictive validity, then a clinician could be giving career path advise to someone who loses interest in their job two short years later, which is not helpful in any sort. As important as reducing gender bias in a test is, I find myself identifying more with the issue of predictive

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