Second Generation Occupational Value Profiles for the O*NET System: Summary


June 2008


James Rounds
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Educational Psychology and Psychology

Patrick I. Armstrong
Iowa State University, Department of Psychology

Hsin-Ya Liao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology

Phil Lewis, David Rivkin
National Center for O*NET Development


This report summarizes the development of new Occupational Value Profiles (OVPs) for all occupations that are represented in O*NET-SOC classification. This work was undertaken due to changes in the O*NET database content and structure including 9 updates to the data, changes to the O*NET-SOC taxonomy, and the addition of new and emerging occupations. The goal of the development was to use updated O*NET data to develop OVPs consisting of six work values (e.g., Achievement, Autonomy, Recognition, Relationships, Support and Working Conditions) that characterize the nature of the work and conditions of the work environment. This report provides a summary of the expert rating procedures and analyses used to produce these new ratings. A more comprehensive study report will soon be available for download.