Vocational Interests

This chapter reviews the measurement of interests and work values in IWO psychology, their impact on career choice, satisfaction, and success, as well as development, group differences, and practice challenges.

I examine the relations between intraindividual configurations of Big Five personality traits and Realistic vocational interests in 20 samples. Strengths for Openness to Intellect consistently predicted Realistic interests.

We examined intraindividual patterns of Big Five personality traits associated with creative interests. In 19 samples, artistic and scientific interests showed distinct personality profiles, especially for aspects of Openness.