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ERIC Number: ED408526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-23
Pages: 10
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Career Thoughts Inventory: A Review and Critique.
Gilbert, Helga Burke
Numerous career interest measures are available. Information on one such career inventory, the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) is presented here. The instrument is a self-administered assessment and intervention tool designed to provide a measure of dysfunctional thinking in career problem solving and decision making. The inventory is intended for use by high school and college students who are choosing a field of study, an occupation, or employment; it can also be used by working adults who are considering a career change or reentering the labor market. Te CTI was standardized on a sample of 571 adults, 595 college students, and 396 high school students. The test yields information on three construct scores: decision making confusion, commitment anxiety, and external conflict. It consists of 48 negative statements and takes between 7 and 15 minutes to fill out. Scoring can be carried out in 5 minutes or less. The test booklet is a combination of the inventory, the answer form, and the profile form. Scoring is simple, but it is recommended that confirmation of test results in a clinical interview be made. An accompanying workbook offers exercises, checklists, and diagrams to assist the test taker in interpreting scores. Appropriate procedures were used to establish validity in terms of content, construct, and concurrent aspects of the instrument. (RJM)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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