ERIC Number: ED214963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Kuder Interest Card Sort: Research Report.
Athanasou, James A.; Lucas, Charles
The Kuder Interest Card Sort (KICS) is presented as an interest exploration process prepared to assist psychologists, vocational counselors or career advisors in assessment of vocational preferences when a detailed interest-inventory is unnecessary. The card sort concept and rationale, physical and content format, administering procedure, and uses in counseling are given. Within 10 occupational categories, information is gathered within a hierarchy to: (1) identify the client's concerns; (2) structure career decision parameters; (3) stimulate thinking about interests: and (4) serve as a groundwork for counseling. An initial evaluation of the card sort procedure is given in comparison with the Kuder Perference Record. It is suggested that further use in counseling will contribute to development, evaluation and delineation of KICS limitations. A guide for the administering of the KICS technique provides instructions and basic methods for analyzing the results. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Dept. of Industrial Relations and Technology, Darlinghurst (Australia). Div. of Vocational Guidance Services.
Identifiers: Card Sort; Kuder Interest Card Sort; Wales (South)