What is the research on the validity and reliability of the short assessment results that are includ

edited November 2017 in CCC MyPath


  • David_Q
    David_Q Member
    edited November 2017
    It is based off of the John Holland model. This is Career Coach's proprietary way of condensing that assessment. Career Coach has documentation on the work that has been completed.
  • Lisa_Raufman
    Lisa_Raufman Member
    edited November 2017
    What does "based on" have to do with validity and reliability?
  • [Deleted User]
    edited November 2017

    The validity of the assessment matches up to how survey respondents are matching personality traits to occupations. The reliability comes from a stable source of government wage and employment data produced by the Employment and Training Administration at the Department of Labor. The data does change slightly from year to year, but not drastically.


    The short assessment is a condensed version of O*NET's own survey tool (https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip) and the long assessment on Career Coach is pretty analogous to O*NET's survey. If anyone is looking for research to back up the methodology behind the assessment itself, there are quite a few references (behind paywalls, unfortunately) in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Vocational Behavior. This paper can give a good overview of the theory behind the work that turned into the O*NET surveys and our assessment: https://www.counseling.org/docs/david-kaplan's-files/nauta.pdf?sfvrsn=2