Individual predictors of adolescents’ vocational interest stabilities

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The study investigated the predictive utility of interest profile differentiation, coherence, elevation, congruence, and vocational identity commitment and career maturity (career planning and exploration) on the 10-month interest stability of 292 Swiss eighth-grade students: profile, rank, and level stabilities were assessed. Controlling for socio-demographic and vocational interest type variables, measures of differentiated and coherent vocational interests were significant predictors of profile stability. Interest elevation predicted more rank and level stability. The career development variables explained only a non-significant additional amount of variance in the different stability measures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 03.2010