Vocational Interests in the Workplace is an essential new work, tying together past literature with contemporary research to present the most comprehensive coverage on vocational interests to date. With increasing recognition of the importance of vocational interests and their relevance to the workplace, this book emphasizes the strong links between vocational interests and work behavior. It proposes new models and approaches that facilitate thorough exploration of the implications of this relationship between interests and practice.

The authors, drawing on knowledge and experience from a range of professional backgrounds, cover essential topics, including: interest measurement; personnel selection; motivation and performance; expertise; meaningful work; effects of a global business environment; diversity; and the ongoing development of interests through adulthood to retirement.

Endorsed by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology board, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, and educators in the fields of human resources, organizational behaviour, and industrial or organizational psychology.

chapter |10 pages


ByChristopher D. Nye, James Rounds

chapter 1|28 pages

The Nature of Interests

Toward a Unifying Theory of Trait-State Interest Dynamics
ByRong Su, Gundula Stoll, James Rounds

chapter 2|20 pages

Interest Development as a Dynamic Process in the Workplace

ByK. Ann Renninger, Suzanne E. Hidi

chapter 3|21 pages

A History of Vocational Interest Measurement

ByMichael J. Zickar, Hanyi Min

chapter 4|17 pages

Interest Measurement

ByOleksandr S. Chernyshenko, Stephen Stark, Christopher D. Nye

chapter 5|32 pages

Vocational Interests and Work Outcomes

ByChristopher D. Nye, Sarena Bhatia, Joshua J. Prasad

chapter 6|13 pages

Personnel Selection and Vocational Interests

Recent Research and Future Directions
ByFrederick L. Oswald, Leaetta M. Hough, Chen Zuo

chapter 7|23 pages

Vocational Interests and Meaningful Work

ByM. Teresa Cardador

chapter 8|24 pages

The Importance of Interests for Understanding Retirement

ByLaura Venz, Mo Wang

chapter 9|16 pages

New(ish) Directions for Vocational Interests Research

ByRobert Hogan, Ryne A. Sherman

chapter 10|19 pages

Connecting Concepts

Effects of Diversity of Interests and Interests’ Effects on Diversity
ByAnn Marie Ryan, Danielle D. King

chapter 11|27 pages

Vocational Interests in a Global Business Environment

ByJason L. Huang, Shan Ran, Mengqiao Liu

chapter 12|29 pages

Development of Vocational Interests in Adulthood

ByBart Wille, Filip De Fruyt

chapter 13|20 pages

The Role of Interests in the Development of Expertise

A Multifactorial Perspective
ByDavid Z. Hambrick, Alexander P. Burgoyne, Frederick L. Oswald