The newly-revised SVIB was restandardized on 362 members of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. Ninety-eight of these veterinarians in this 1966 criterion group were also members of the 1949 criterion groups when the SVIB veterinarian scale was first established. The answer sheets from both the 1949 and the 1966 criterion groups were scored by the newly devised scoring key and a comparison made of score changes over this period. In addition the response-choice frequencies to the items common to both the old and the new SVIB by the longitudinal group were determined and significant shifts were noted and reported in detail. In general, the longitudinal group displayed a lessening of interest in scientific activities and an increase of interest in managerial, business, and financial activities over the 17 year period.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Ballou, Susan I.; Alsip, Jonathan E.; and Hannum, Thomas E.
"A Longitudinal Study of the Interests of Veterinarians,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 77(1), 322-330.
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