Career Guidance Inventory (CGI)

Developed for education and career guidance programs, the Career Guidance Inventory (CGI) evaluates student interest in instructional programs that are offered by Trade, Vocational, Technical Schools, and Community Colleges.  Forty-seven different programs are included in the updated edition of the CGI.

Participants are asked to answer to 235 paired activity descriptions. This includes selecting the preferred activity and the amount of interest in that activity. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes is required for completion.


James E. Oliver, 1972 (updated in 1989)

Reliability and Validity

No reliability is calculated in the test manual for the CGI due to a reported uneven distribution among the responses.

Where to Purchase

Currently, the only place to purchase the Career Guidance Inventory is through the Counseling and Testing Center at Western Michigan University.  You can take the test as a member of the general public but may need to contact the author directly to use in dissertation research. To learn more and contact them, see the link below.

Western Michigan University

Administration, Analysis and Reporting

Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results.

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