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Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test – Second Edition (WRIOT-2)

The Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test – Second Edition (WRIOT-2; Glutting & Wilkinson, 2003) is a nonverbal measure of vocational interest.

Overview

Offered in both paper-and-pencil and computer administration formats, it provides pictures of various work-related activities to which examinees respond that they like, dislike, or are undecided about. Because it is pictorial, reading is not required for this assessment. The WRIOT-2 provides scores in three clusters, occupational, interest, and a score describing the individual in one of six occupational “types”: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, or conventional. The Occupational Cluster score indicates the individual’s preferences in 17 career areas and the Interest Cluster rates the individual’s needs, motives, and values as they relate to choosing an occupation. The normative group did not include specific groups of individuals with disabilities.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Wide Range Interest and Occupation Test – Second Edition (WRIOT-2) Glutting & Wilkinson (2003) 8-80

Individually or computer- administered pictorial interest test; individual indicates likes, dislikes or undecided for 238 pictures of a variety of occupations/jobs. No reading or verbal response is required

Yields percentiles

30 min. on average (untimed)

Graphic representation of strength of interest in 17 occupational, 16 interest, and six Holland-type scales (realistic, conventional, enterprising, artistic, investigative, and social)

Availability: the test has been discontinued.

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