Standard Self-Directed Search Kit

Title: Standard Self-Directed Search Kit
Author: Holland, J. L. & Messer, M.A.
Year: 2017
Description: The Standard SDS is a career assessment and exploration tool that uses John Holland’s RIASEC theory to classify individuals according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The theory is based on the idea that if your personality type matches your work environment type, you are more likely to find job fulfilment and career satisfaction. The Standard SDS asks questions about aspirations, activities, competencies, and level of interest in a variety of occupations and produces a three-letter Summary Code that helps individuals find educational and occupational matches to their personality type. The Standard SDS is based on the SDS Form R, 5th Edition (2013). Although it has been completely redesigned and repackaged, no new data were collected for this revision, so information can be used equally and interchangeably between the two editions. It is self-administered, self-scored, and self-interpreted, so users can complete on their own time or with a career counselor for additional interpretive assistance. Summary Codes are linked to more than 1,400 occupations on the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

It is comprised of an Assessment; Occupations Finder; and You and Your Career booklets.

Age Range: Both Children and Adults
Administration: Individual and Group
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Professional Manual – N/B. Only *** 1 Manual *** – used interchangeably between the Self-Directed Search (SDS-5) & Standard SDS
  • 25 Standard SDS Assessment Booklets @ $ 2.50
  • 25 Occupations Finders Booklets @ $ 3.50
  • 25 You and Your Career Workbooks @ $ 2.00
Publisher: PAR Inc.
Qualification Level: Level A or 3
Test Category: Aptitude, Personality
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