Psychology, Interamerican
Vocational interests and vocational satisfaction of licensed psychologists in Puerto Rico
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Maldonado-Feliciano, L. E., & Rivera-Alicea, B. E. (2017). Vocational interests and vocational satisfaction of licensed psychologists in Puerto Rico. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 36(1 & 2). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v36i1 & 2.413

Abstract

A sample of 247 psychologists in Puerto Rico completed a demographic questionnaire, the Cirino Vocational Interests Inventory (CVII) and the Vocational Satisfaction Scale (VSS). The vocational interest profile of the group showed high scores in the artistic, sedentary and verbal scales. Women psychologists also scored high on the manual and scientific interest scales. According to the scores, 85% of the sample was satisfied with their profession and would reenter psychology if they were to choose their career again. The vocational interest profile of the satisfied group was similar to the profile of the group in general. Even though, male psychologists scored high on the scientific scale, which the overall group did not. The group of dissatisfied male psychologists reported a very high score on the legal interest scale. A moderate correlation between vocational interests and vocational satisfaction was found. Social interaction and social service interests were significant contributors of vocational satisfaction.

https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v36i1%20&%202.413
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