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ERIC Number: ED069794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 9
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Vocational Development Theory and the Career Development Inventory: Construction of the CDI.
Thompson, Albert S.
The Career Pattern Study hypothesized the concept of vocational maturity, attempted to define the concept, developed questionnaire methods for studying it, and refined the questionnaire items into an instrument to measure it. In this brief biography of the Career Development Inventory (CDI), the next step was to refine the Career Pattern Study scales of Vocational Maturity into an instrument useful for measuring the outcome of high school students being exposed to a computerized guidance program. The current form of the CDI yields scores for three scales designed to measure three important aspects of vocational maturity as well as a total score. Scale A, Planning Orientation, includes items dealing with: Concern with Choice, Specificity of Planning, and Self-estimated Amount of Occupational Information. Scale B, Resources for Exploration, involves a self-rated assessment of resources for use in planning. Scale C, Information and Decision Making, assesses the students' possession of actual occupational information and his knowledge of how to integrate personal and occupational information into educational and vocational decisions. The CDI is an objective inventory attempting to measure the vocational maturity of adolescent boys and girls. Its current status is that is it now ready for use in further trial and research. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Development Inventory