Validation of Wong's career interest assessment questionnaire and Holland's revised hexagonal model of occupational interests in four Chinese societies

Chi Sum WONG, Ping Man WONG

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Abstract

Recent research has advanced our understanding of the modifications needed for Holland’s hexagonal model of occupational interests when applied to Hong Kong Chinese. This study continues this line of research in testing the validity of Wong’s Career Interest Assessment Questionnaire (WCIAQ) and the revised hexagonal model developed in Hong Kong to three other Chinese societies, namely Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Samples of undergraduate students were obtained in these three Chinese societies and Hong Kong. Results indicated that the WCIAQ and the revised hexagonal model developed in Hong Kong are more applicable to these three Chinese societies than Holland’s original model developed in Western societies. Implications for career counseling and education and further research in these Chinese societies are discussed. Copyright © 2006 Curators of the University of Missouri.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-393
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Hong Kong
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Citation

Wong, C.-S., & Wong, P.-M. (2006). Validation of Wong's career interest assessment questionnaire and Holland's revised hexagonal model of occupational interests in four Chinese societies. Journal of Career Development, 32(4), 378-393.

Keywords

  • Holland’s hexagonal model of occupational interests
  • Career interests
  • Wong’s Career Interest Assessment Questionnaire