Effetto dell'utilizzo di tabelle normative generali versus genere-specifiche: il caso degli inventari di interessi vocazionali.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Effect of using general normative versus gender-specific tables: the case of vocational interests inventories.

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Abstract

In redacting and using psychometric tests, it is customary to refer to gender-differentiated norms tables. This occurs when, in the sample of standardization, significant differences in one or more of the measured dimensions, between males and females, emerge. But is this process correct? The guidance field is one of those in greatest need to answer this question because it investigates psychological characteristics that are more influenced by gender (mostly cognitive abilities and vocational interests). This article aims to understand if there and how much is the effect of gender differences on guidance that use standardized instruments, with particular emphasis on questionnaires on professional interests. To achieve this goal, the situation concerning some issues related to gender differences in psychological testing will be first reviewed. Then, a discussion on the researches focused on the gender differences that arise from the use of questionnaires on professional interests will be presented. Finally, from data collected through an intervention of educational guidance, the effect of the use of general versus gender-specific tables on questionnaires on professional interests will be estimated.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Effect of using general normative versus gender-specific tables: the case of vocational interests inventories.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)39-54
Number of pages16
JournalGIPO - GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA DELL'ORIENTAMENTO
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Differenze di genere
  • Gender differencies
  • Orientamento scolastico-professionale
  • Psicometria
  • Psychometrics
  • Vocational guidance

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