Gradscope: an analysis of the item structure and a survey of usage

Beryl Hesketh, Linda Wilson

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Two studies of GRADSCOPE, the most widely-used system for computerassisted careers guidance in higher education in Britain, are reported. The first is an item analysis of the GRADSCOPE questionnaire. The six-factor solution from this factor analysis suggests that, with the exception of the Artistic theme, the content domain of the GRADSCOPE questionnaire covers Holland's occupational themes, and that GRADSCOPE is primarily concerned with the motivational component rather than the performance requirements of jobs. The second study, a postal survey of careers services and careers advisers about their experiences of using the interactive version of GRADSCOPE, aimed to examine the potential of interactive systems to effect change in careers work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-213
Number of pages17
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1987
Externally publishedYes


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