Convergence between the new California Psychological Inventory and the 1994 Strong Interest Inventory
The current study looked at the convergence between vocational interests and normal personality. The 1994 Strong Interest Inventory and the 2002 California Psychological Inventory-260 were used to look at the interests-personality overlap in a college sample of N =210. Results showed that there was overlap for women and men in the Realistic interest domain in regards to personality scales, of which few Big Five studies have found relationships. However, the majority of relationships were found for women on interest domains of Artististic, Conventional, and Investigative, which provided further support for prior findings regarding overlap between Big Five personality and vocational interests. Future studies need to be done with these measures to replicate the current study's results and look at how generalizable these results are to other populations.