A Dogmatism scale was empirically constructed for the SVIB for Men (Form T399) to differentiate high- and low-dogmatism criterion samples. The validation sample consisted of 504 male undergraduates who completed the SVIB and Rokeach Dogmatism Scale (RDS) during a fall orientation, while the cross-validation sample consisted of 71 male undergraduates who completed the SVIB in high school and the RDS in college. Items on the SVIB that were weighted toward high dogmatism included activities of a military, business, and managerial nature; items weighted toward low dogmatism reflected artistic interests. Concurrent validity data consisted of mean scores for 91 male occupational samples on the SVIB Dogmatism scale. Further descriptive data on the scale included correlations with existing SVIB occupational and basic interest scales. Data suggest that the SVIB Dogmatism scale did identify dogmatic and nondogmatic patterns of occupational interest. Dogmatic interests were related to conventional or realistic types of occupations, while fine arts occupations had nondogmatic patterns of interests. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- SVIB Dogmatism scale development & validation, differentiation of high- & low-dogmatism criterion samples, male college students