Structure of interest in a caribbean sample: Application of the personal globe inventory

Kerrie G. Wilkins, Marina Ramkissoon, Terence Tracey

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The structural validity of the Personal Globe Inventory (PGI, Tracey, 2002) as applied to a Caribbean sample of university students in Jamaica (N=103) and Trinidad (N=118) was examined. The fit of the data to Holland's six-type RIASEC, the PGI eight-type model, and the PGI spherical structure was examined using the randomized test of hypothesized order relations. The results demonstrated that the circular structure (i.e. RIASEC and the eight-type model), unlike the spherical structure, fits the Caribbean data well. No structural differences were found between gender and nationality. Further examination of the cultural perception of prestige in a Caribbean sample is warranted. Overall, the results support the structural validity of the PGI in Caribbean applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Caribbean
  • Cross-cultural
  • Interest structure
  • Personal Globe Inventory
  • Vocational interests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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