The latest version of the Strong was released in December 2004. One study looked at the relationship between themes on the Strong and the college majors chosen by the participants. This time we’ll look at those who scored highest on the Artistic scale.
Let’s start with the men. The top college majors for this group were Marketing, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Computers & IS, Political Science, Engineering, Computer Technology, and Management.
For women, the list included Literature, Applied Art & Design, Performance and Fine Arts, Journalism, Communications, Foreign Languages, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Interestingly, women made up the first eleven spots in the list, so it would appear that in college, Artistic types are more frequently women than men.
As with all statistics, these results cannot predict how any one individual will respond to the Strong based on his or her major alone. It’s also true that people with the same majors had different top themes on the Strong. Therefore, no one should pick or drop a major because his or her top theme on the Strong might indicate it’s not as popular with the group.