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ERIC Number: ED356255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 8
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The Career Interest Inventory: A Review and Critique.
Stone, Elizabeth
The Career Interest Inventory is a paper-and-pencil, self-report career guidance instrument that is designed to assist students in grades 7 through 12 and adults with career decisions. It can be administered to individuals or groups and alone or in combination with the Differential Aptitude Test. It is available in machine-scored and hand-scorable versions. Statements in the 2 levels (Level 1 for grades 7 through 9, and Level 2 for grades 10 and above) are responded to on a 5-point Likert-type scale. The attractive and high quality test materials are appealing and easy to understand. The manual for school counselors is well presented and straightforward. Summary statistics for the norms are presented, and the evidence for internal consistency and validity is reviewed. One of the major appeals of the inventory is the simplicity of the presentation of the individual profile. The information about scoring for the hand-scorable version is not adequate, and the scoring seems cumbersome and confusing. With this reservation, the instrument is judged an appealing and appropriate measure for career exploration. It makes a good alternative to more complicated inventories. (SLD)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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