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 Thoughts Inventory
Denise E. Saunders & James P. Sampson
The Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) is a theory-based assessment and intervention resource intended to improve thinking in career problem solving and decision making. The CTI measures dysfunctional career thoughts that may inhibit the ability to effectively engage in career decision making. The 48-item inventory is self-administered and objectively scored. The assessment is designed to be used by 11th- and 12th-grade high school students, college students, and adults who are choosing an occupation, choosing a major or field of study, seeking employment, or making an employment change. The CTI is based on cognitive information processing theory, which states that effective career decision making requires effective processing of information in the four domains of self-knowledge, occupational knowledge, decision-making skills, and executive processing. The CTI draws on concepts from cognitive therapy specifying that dysfunctional cognitions have a negative impact on behavior and emotions. The CTI can be ...