Vocational Interests of Youth in Ecuador

Inventory of the Occupational Preferences of Youth

Tomasz Wołonciej and Anna Paszkowska-Rogacz

Jagiellonian University Press

Vocational Interests of Youth in Ecuador

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9788323344209

176 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00£40.00

Vocational Interests of Youth in Ecuador

Inventory of the Occupational Preferences of Youth

Tomasz Wołonciej and Anna Paszkowska-Rogacz

Jagiellonian University Press

This methodologically sound psychometric tool has been handed to Ecuadorian psychologists and teachers as a guide in the career counselling field. The tool will have a significant impact on the democratization of youth, assisting them to make well-targeted choices when planning their education and career. The authors’ study may be viewed as pioneering work, due to its consideration of the significant cultural and geographic regional differentiation among graduates from the Pacific coast, the Andes, the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Reaching to the classics of literature on the subject, the authors have performed a momentous work, which is the construction of a psychometric tool that will be helpful in diagnosing career interests in the entire population of Ecuadorian youth. Worth additional acknowledgement are the high reliability indicators of the career interests questionnaire conducted on a representative and large study group, as well as the defined psychometric accuracy of the scale. This publication makes a civilizational quantum leap in the education of Ecuadorian youth, guaranteeing them a career choice that corresponds to their interests and ambitions. This pioneering publication on the Polish and world markets confirms the fact that Polish psychologists have the capability to “export” the psychometric school of thought to the Latin American region, with all of the scientific, social and humanitarian consequences involved.
The proposals formulated by the authors both regarding the results of empirical research on the occupational preferences of Ecuadorian youth and the stages of the research tool construction and standards, especially its psychometric values (reliability, validity) are not only based on reasonable theoretical and methodological premises, but can also be the basis of the counseling practice of youth in all provinces of Ecuador.Adam Biela, Catholic University of Lublin

About the Author

Tomasz Mariusz Wołonciej is assistant professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. He is interested in psychology of organization, work culture, cross-cultural communication, and psychology in vocational guidance.

Anna Paszkowska-Rogacz is associate professor at the Department of Business Psychology and Career Counselling of the University of Lodz. She has around fifty published works including research reports, articles and books.