Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey
Lisa J. Heiser & Jeffrey P. Prince
The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) is a career assessment instrument that analyzes an individual's self-reported interests and skills to assist in effective career planning and decision making. The CISS provides four kinds of scales that help individuals age 15 through adult understand how their interests and skills relate to important areas in the world of work and to specific occupations, particularly those requiring a college or professional degree. The test's primary author, David P. Campbell, incorporated measures of self-assessed skills into the survey to highlight the importance of an individual's self-confidence in skills when making career decisions. The profile reports both interest and skill scores on 7 Orientation Scales, 29 Basic Scales, 60 Occupational Scales, and 2 Special Scales (Academic Focus and Extraversion), providing comparisons between an individual's strength of interest and strength of self-confidence for each scale. The CISS's innovative combination of interests and skills scales provides ...