James Rounds, Ph.D University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The IIP website is designed to provide easy access to public-domain vocational interest scales and measures and is available to researchers working on the development of new interest models and interest assessment strategies. This site was initiated by James Rounds, Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in close collaboration with Hsin-Ya Liao, Associate Professor of Psychology at Washington State University, Patrick Armstrong, Associate Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University, and Rong Su, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at University of Iowa, who also developed and maintains this site. The scales and items were developed and written by graduate students affiliated with James Rounds and Patrick Armstrong. This site also serves as a forum for the dissemination of psychometric ideas and research findings in vocational interest measurement and research.
This site currently includes 31 basic interest scales and RIASEC scales along with their items and related psychometrics.
Citing IIP Scales in scientific publications- Liao, H-Y., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008). Development and initial validation of public domain basic interest markers [Monograph]. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 159-183. pdf
Armstrong, P. I., Allison, W., & Rounds, J. (2008). Development and initial validation of brief public domain RIASEC marker scales. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 287-299. pdf Rounds, J., Su, R., Lewis, P., & Rivkin, D. (2010). O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form psychometric characteristics: Summary and supporting evidence. Department of Labor O*NET Resource Center. web pagepdf
Liao, H-Y., Armstrong, P. I., Rounds, J., & Su, R. (2007). Interest Item Pool (IIP). Retrieved [today's date] from http://jrounds.weebly.com.
If you came to this site looking for an online vocational interest inventory or wanting to complete an interest inventory and receive the results and a link to occupations that fit your interests,go to the Department of LaborMy Next Move.
Copyrighted by Dr. James Rounds. Last updated: 09/10/2023