Interamerican Journal of Psychology - abstracts
 
Full text PDF Maldonado-Feliciano, Leslie E.; Rivera-Alicea, Blanca E. (2002): Vocational interest and vocational satisfaction of licensed psychologists in Puerto Rico [Interés vocacional y satisfacción vocacional de los psicólogos y las psicólogas licenciados en Puerto Rico]. Interam. J. Psychol. 36 (1/2), 191-213 (eng.). 
A sample of 147 psychologists in Puerto Rico completed a demographic questionnaire, the Cirino Vocational Interests Inventory (CVII) and the Vocational Satisfaction Scale (VSS). The vocational interest profile of the group showed high scores in the artistic, sedentary and verbal scales. Women psychologists also scored high on the manual and scientific interest scales. According to the scores, 85 % of the sample was satisfied with their profession and would reenter psychology if they were to choose their career again. The vocational interest profile of the satisfied group was similar to the profile of the group in general. Even though, male psychologists scored high on the scientific scale, which the overall group did not. The group of dissatisfied male psychologists reported a very high score on the legal interest scale. A moderate correlation between vocational interests and vocational satisfaction was found. Social interaction and social service interests were significant contributors of vocational satisfaction.

occupational and employment testing
 
professional psychological and health personnel issues
 
educational/vocational counseling and student services

Interamerican Journal of Psychology - resumos
 

Full text PDF Maldonado-Feliciano, Leslie E.; Rivera-Alicea, Blanca E. (2002): Vocational interest and vocational satisfaction of licensed psychologists in Puerto Rico [Interés vocacional y satisfacción vocacional de los psicólogos y las psicólogas licenciados en Puerto Rico]. Interam. J. Psychol. 36 (1/2), 191-213 (eng.). 
Una muestra de 247 psicólogos/as en Puerto Rico contestaron un cuestionario de datos demográficos, el Inventario Cirino de Intereses Vocacionales (ICIV) y la Escala de Satisfacción con la Profesión (ESP). Estos/as profesionales manifestaron altos intereses artísticos, sedentarios y verbales. Las psicólogas también manifestaron altos intereses manuales y científicos. El 85% manifestó estar satisfecho con su profesión y reingresaría a la psicología si tuviera la oportunidad de hacerlo nuevamente. El perfil de intereses obtenido de los psicólogos y psicólogas satisfechos es similar al del grupo en general, aunque los varones de este grupo obtuvieron puntuaciones altas en la escala de intereses científicos contrario al grupo en general. Los psicólogos insatisfechos manifestaron altísimos intereses legales. Encontramos una correlación moderada entre los intereses vocacionales y la satisfacción vocacional. Observamos que los intereses de interés social y servicio social contribuyen a la satisfacción vocacional.

occupational and employment testing
 
professional psychological and health personnel issues
 
educational/vocational counseling and student services