Examining the structure of vocational interests in Turkey in the context of the personal globe model

  • Bade Vardarlı
  • Ragıp Özyürek
  • Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel
  • Terence J. G. Tracey


The structural validity of the Personal Globe Inventory-Short (PGI-S: Tracey in J Vocat Behavi 76:1–15, 2010) was examined in a Turkish sample of high school and university students. The PGI-S measures eight basic interest scales, Holland’s (Making vocational choice, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1997) six types, Prediger’s (J Vocat Behav 21:259–287, 1981) people/things, data/ideas dimensions, and prestige. After adapting the original PGI-S items into Turkish (PGI-S-T), the inventory was administered to high school students (N = 605) and university students (N = 359). The fit of Holland’s RIASEC and the PGI eight type model were examined separately using the randomization test of hypothesized order relations. Results indicated a strong fit for both the eight type and the RIASEC model. Expected significant differences were found between PGI-S-T subscales across gender and age. The results support the structural validity of the adapted PGI-S-T in a Turkish sample.


PGI Vocational interests 


L’examination de la structure des intérêts vocationnels en Turquie dans le contexte du personal globe model. La validité structurale du Personal Globe Inventory-Short (PGI-S: Tracey, 2010) a été examinée à partir d’un échantillon de lycéens et d’étudiants universitaires turcs. Après une adaptation des items originaux en turc (PSI-S-T), l’inventaire a été administré aux lycéens (N = 605) et aux universitaires (N = 359). La correspondance du RIASEC de Holland et du modèle à huit types du PGI ont été examinés séparément en utilisant un test de randomisation de l’ordre des relations supposées. Les résultats soutiennent la validité structurale de la version adaptée PGI-S-T dans un échantillon turc.


Prüfung der Struktur der beruflichen Interessen in der Türkei im Kontext des personal Globe-Modells. Die strukturelle Validität der Kurzfassung der Personal Globe Skala (PGI-S: Tracey, 2010) wurde in einer türkischen Stichprobe von Gymnasiasten und Studenten untersucht. Nach der Anpassung der ursprünglichen PGI-S Elemente in die türkische (PGI-S-T) wurde das Inventar an Gymnasiasten (N = 605) und Universitätsstudenten (N = 359) getestet. Die Passung zwischen dem RIASEC nach Holland und dem PGI-8-Typ-Modell wurde separat mithilfe von Rang-Randomisierungstests untersucht. Die Ergebnisse unterstützen die strukturelle Validität des adaptierten PGI-S-T in einer türkischen Stichprobe.


Examinando la estructura de los intereses vocacionales en Turquía en el contexto del modelo de globo personal. La validez estructural de el inventario del globo personal versión corta (PGI-S: Tracey, 2010) se examinó con un amuestra de estudiantes de educación secundaria y universidad. Tras adaptar los ítems originales al turco (PGI-S-T), el inventario se administró a estudiantes de secundaria (N = 650) y de universidad (N = 359). El encaje al RIASEC de Holland y el modelo ocho del PGI se examinaron separadamente utilizando el test aleatorio de relaciones hipotéticas. Los resultados confirman la validez estructural del test PGI-S-T adaptado a una muestra turca.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bade Vardarlı
    • 1
  • Ragıp Özyürek
    • 2
  • Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel
    • 3
  • Terence J. G. Tracey
    • 4
  1. 1.Ege UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.İstanbul Medipol UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Counseling and Educational PsychologyIndiana University BloomingtonBloomingtonUSA
  4. 4.Counseling and Counseling PsychologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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