|Uses:||career planning, counseling, high school, college, university, outplacement|
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Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person can make. The Career Directions Inventory (CDI) is designed to facilitate educational and career exploration. It matches an individual's interests with related career and academic paths. The CDI is suitable for a wide spectrum of the population, not only for those who are headed for post-secondary school or a professional career.
The CDI consists of 100 triads of statements describing job related activities. For each triad, the respondent is asked to mark his/her most preferred and least preferred activity.
Computerized scoring yields comprehensive report with easy to understand profiles, as well as definitions for the Basic Interest Scales, and General Occupational Themes. The "Top Three Job Clusters" section gives detailed explanations of the top three occupational clusters that match the individuals interests, lists specific occupations with corresponding O*Net codes, and lists of career-related books, professional organizations that can provide information and their web sites.
Attention to refinement of the initial item pool produced scales with substantial reliabilities and minimum interscale correlations. The internal consistencies (coefficient alpha) are reported in the manual for all substantive scales, including the basic interest scales, general occupational themes, specialty clusters, and educational/occupational specialty groups. For example, the median test-retest reliability for the seven General Occupational Themes was .90, and their median coefficient alpha was .87. The manual presents extensive data on the validity of the CDI as well.
The CDI Extended Report includes a basic interest profile, a profile for seven (7) general occupational themes, scores of similarity to 22 broad occupational clusters and narrative summaries of the three (3) most similar clusters, sample occupations and a lengthy profile to similarity to more than 100 educational/occupational groups. Lists of sample occupations are linked to O*Net codes. Materials required for mail-in scoring include the test manual and one machine scorable question and answer document.
Our SigmaSoft CDI for Windows software allows you to administer and score the CDI on your computer. The CDI for Windows software produces three types of reports. The Extended Report is similar to that available from our Mail-in Scoring service. The Basic Report contains all of the profiles found in the Extended Report, but does not provide explanatory text and career information. The Data Report contains the scores found in the Basic Report in a format designed for use by other programs. In addition to the software itself, you will need to purchase enough coupons to pay for each report you wish to produce.
|Report Type||Coupons Required|
The CDI Manual, Second Edition, includes updated norms, revision of the existing job clusters, and the addition of five new job clusters that broaden the scope of the CDI results to include more professional occupations. The manual also includes new research in the area of vocational interest.
The CDI Extended Report, available with our Internet, software and mail-in scoring options, now features updated O*Net job codes, career books, organizations and activities.
Kit includes manual (CD-ROM ONLY), and 1 mail-in Extended Report.
The AIA was designed to assist adolescents and individuals with employment challenges in identifying satisfying careers.
The JVIS is a comprehensive, accurate, sex-fair assessment that pinpoints which academic and career fields would be best suited for individuals based on their unique sets of interests.
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