This is an interactive version of the IIP RIASEC Markers Scales.

Introduction
The Holland Occupational Themes is a theory of personality that focuses on career and vocational choice. It groups people on the basis of their suitability for six different categories of occupations. The six types yield the RIASEC acronym, by which the theory is also commonly known.

The theory was developed by John L. Holland over the course of his career, starting in the 1950s. The typology has come to dominate the field of career counseling and has been incorporated into most of the popular assessments used in the field. The RIASEC Markers Scales from the Interest Item Pool were developed by Liao, Armstrong and Rounds (2008) for use in psychological research as a public domain alternative to the usual assessments which are marketed commercially.

Procedure
The test consists of 48 example tasks that you will have to rate by how much you would enjoy performing each on a scale of (1) dislike (2) slightly dislike (3) neither like not dislike (4) slightly enjoy (5) enjoy. The test will take most five to ten minutes to complete.

Participation
Your use of this assessment should be for educational purposes (learning about Holland's theory). It should not be used as psychological advice and is not a replacement for a counselor. Additionally, your answers may be anonymously stored and used for research.

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Source:
  • James Rounds. "RIASEC Markers Scales and Items". Interest Item Pool.
              <https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jrounds/IIP/RIASEC/scale-item.htm>

  • References:
  • Liao, H-Y., Armstrong, P. I., & Rounds, J. (2008). "Development and initial validation of public domain basic interest markers". Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 159-183.