Self-Directed Search (SDS-5)

Title: Self-Directed Search (SDS-5)
Author: HOLLAND, J.
Year: 2013
The Self-Directed Search, 5th Edition (SDS-5) is a self-administered, self-scored, and self-interpreted career counselling tool. Clients can use the SDS to learn more about occupations that match their interests, abilities, and personalities. Like its predecessors, the SDS 5th Edition is based on John Holland’s theory that both people and work environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. These personality types are known collectively as the Holland RIASEC model. The SDS asks questions about the individual’s aspirations, activities, competencies, and level of interest in different occupations. From the responses, the SDS generates a three-letter Summary Code, which can be used to help the individual find his or her educational and occupational matches.
Age Range: Both Children and Adults
Administration: Individual and Group
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Professional Manual @ $75.00
  • 1 Fast Guide @ $N/A
  • 25 Assessment Booklets @ $2.00
  • 25 Occupations Finders @ $3.50
  • 25 You and Your Career Booklets @ $1.75
  • 1 Sample Leisure Activities Finder @ Not For Sale
  • 1 Sample Educational Opportunities Finder @ Not For Sale
  • 1 Handbook for Using the Self-Directed Search: Integrating RIASEC and CIP Theories in Practice @ $90.00 – Speak to PRC staff if you require handbook
Publisher: Psychological Assessment Resources Inc.
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Aptitude, Personality
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