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ERIC Number: ED419960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Using a Career Interest Card Sort for Vocational Assessment and Counselling. Occasional Paper Number 7.
Athanasou, James A.; Hoskiug, Karin
The Career Interest Card Sort is a vocational exploration procedure that was developed for use with adults in employment counseling, vocational guidance, and rehabilitation contexts. The card sort contains seven cards that clients are asked to rank in order of preference. The cards list seven work interests: outdoor, practical, scientific, creative, business, office, and people contact. The vocational interests are described on the reverse side of each card. The card sort is based on three principles: the simplest and most direct assessment approach is best; assessment of vocational interests show the pattern of a person's likes and dislikes and the individual ranking of preferences; and people should be compared to themselves just as much as they should be contrasted to others. The card sort's seven career interest areas correlate to Holland's six vocational types, and its validity was confirmed in a study of its administration by classroom teachers to 879 technical and further education (TAFE) students. Three case studies of the card sort's use in vocational assessment in a rehabilitation context confirmed its value as a coherent basis for exploring any further vocational or avocational areas. (15 references) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia