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Table 1 Scales on the self-directed search

From: Regional gray matter correlates of vocational interests

Scale Reliability Description
Realistic .92 Interest in outdoor, hands-on activities that involve tangible objects.
Investigative .93 Interest in scientific work.
Artistic .92 Interest in artistic endeavors of various types such as visual art, music, and writing.
Social .92 Interest in social interaction, often in human-service contexts.
Enterprising .93 Interest in social interaction in a context of selling and/or persuasion.
Conventional .93 Interest in highly structured activities including clerical and administrative functions.
  1. Note. The reliability coefficients are averages of the internal-consistency reliabilities for adult males and females, respectively, given in the SDS technical manual p. 22 [10].