Administered the Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory (a measure of the interests of nonprofessional men) and the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (a measure of vocational needs) to 505 male vocational rehabilitation clients. The group was split into 2 samples of 246 and 259, and a canonical correlation analysis was developed on each group. Significant correlations of .65, .56, and .52 were obtained for Group 1, and .62 and .54 for Group 2. The 1st 2 sets of weights for each group were cross-validated on the other group. The 1st set of canonical weights from each group yielded identical cross-validation coefficients of .38. Interpretations of the canonical variates and some theoretical and methodological considerations are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- needs, vocational rehabilitation clients
- vocational interests