An examination of the structure of roe′s eight interest fields

Terence J. Tracey, James Rounds

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We examined the relative fit of Roe′s (1956), Meir′s (1973), and Knapp and Knapp′s (1974) circular order models; Gati′s (1979) hierarchical model; and Lunneborg and Lunneborg′s (1975) four-factor model to Roe′s eight interest fields. A series of analyses using the randomization test of hypothesized order relations and confirmatory factor analysis were applied to 24 correlation matrices of Roe′s fields. Results showed that Meir′s (1973) circular and Gati′s (1979) hierarchical models were the best representations of Roe′s fields of vocational interests. We discuss criteria to select between Meir′s and Gati′s models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-296
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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