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
Career Decision Scale
Samuel H. Osipow
The Career Decision Scale (CDS) grew out of S. H. Osipow, C. Carney, J. Winer, B. Yanico, and M. Koschier's counseling experience with undergraduate students who sought help in dealing with their inability to decide on an educational or career goal. Specifically, it was thought that identifying a limited number of problems connected with that indecision would lend itself to the development of specific counseling interventions designed for helping resolve career indecision. Based on clinical experience, a limited number of statements were devised, each designed to allow the client the opportunity to indicate the degree to which each statement describes his or her situation. Ultimately, 16 indecision type statements were devised along with 2 statements of a decided type for ...