Adaptation of the Vocational Interest Survey on a Russian Adolescent Sample



Research shows that professional interests are a significant predictor of career choice and job satisfaction. However, the questionnaires validated on the Russian-speaking sample are either outdated or have a number of significant shortcomings. This study contains the development of a model of professional interests and two stages of its testing on a sample of adolescents (N total = 1100). The initially developed model was a modification of the SETPOINT model, however, the data of the first approbation indicate a different factor structure of the model for Russian-speaking adolescents. During the second wave of testing, the model was adjusted. The CFA analysis shows that the adjusted model fits the data well. To measure latent constructs, such as professional interests, we developed a multidimensional questionnaire. The model and final version of the questionnaire includes 12 factors: creativity, technique and manual work, technology and IT, wildlife, inanimate nature and materials, texts, languages, finance and business, communications and leadership, helping people, social organization, sports. The resulting model and questionnaire can be used to diagnose the interests of a teenager in the process of career guidance.

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Keywords: vocational interests, psychometrics, structural modeling, proforientation

Article type: scientific article

Funding. The authors are grateful for assistance in data collection the colleagues from «Profilum» Ltd.

For citation: Sergeeva T.V., Ivanov A.A., Altukhov V.V. Adaptation of the Vocational Interest Survey on a Russian Adolescent Sample. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2022): Collection of Articles of the III All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 17-18, 2022 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2022., pp. 375–387.


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana V. Sergeeva, MA in Psychology, Psychometrician, «Profilum» Ltd., Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Aleksandr A. Ivanov, Bachelor of psychology, Research assistant, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vitaly V. Altukhov, MA in Psychology, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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