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dc.contributor.authorLasselle, Laurence
dc.contributor.authorSchelfhout, Stijn
dc.contributor.authorFonteyne, Lot
dc.contributor.authorKirby, Graham
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ian
dc.contributor.authorDuyck, Wouter
dc.identifier.citationLasselle , L , Schelfhout , S , Fonteyne , L , Kirby , G , Smith , I & Duyck , W 2021 , ' An examination of gender imbalance in Scottish adolescents’ vocational interests ' , PLoS ONE , vol. 16 , no. 9 , e0257723 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4058-0719/work/101217686
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4795-056X/work/101217843
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4422-0190/work/101217873
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dc.description.abstractThis paper documents Scottish adolescents’ vocational interest types. Our research is based on the responses of 1,306 pupils from 18 secondary schools to an empirically verified online interest inventory test. Our results are threefold. First, the structural validity of the test with the Scottish sample is confirmed by evaluating the underlying circumplex structure of Holland’s RIASEC vocational interests. Second, gender distribution along the six primary vocational interest dimensions is consistent with the research literature: young men scoring higher on the Realistic vocational interest and young women scoring higher on the Social dimension. Finally, we observe that across dimensions, vocational interests of young women are less diverse than those of young men. We discuss how these dissimilarities could lead to differences in education choice and career decision-making.
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dc.rightsCopyright: © 2021 Lasselle et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectHolland typesen
dc.subjectGender differencesen
dc.subjectSecondary educationen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subjectLB1603 Secondary Education. High schoolsen
dc.titleAn examination of gender imbalance in Scottish adolescents’ vocational interestsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Higher Education Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Responsible Banking and Financeen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Office of the Principalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Computer Scienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Economics and Financeen
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