Career Beliefs Inventory

Identifying barriers to successful career decisions

John D. Krumboltz

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Are your client's assumptions and beliefs blocking their career decisions? Frequently, individuals hold onto career beliefs that prevent them from achieving their career goals.

The Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI) is the ideal tool to use at the beginning of the career counseling process to explore clients' assumptions, generalizations, and beliefs about themselves and the world of work. The CBI provides a springboard for counselors and clients to discuss important issues that are usually overlooked. It will help clients discover new options and alternative ways of attaining their career goals.

Counselors who have used the CBI report that it is the only inventory that probes client's hidden values and ideas--beliefs that may be at the root of the clients' feelings of being stuck and unable to take appropriate action.

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25 CBI Scales Organized Under Five Headings

My Current Career Situation
  • Employment Status
  • Career Plans
  • Acceptance of Uncertainty
  • Openness
What Seems Necessary for My Happiness
  • Achievement
  • College Education
  • Intrinsic Satisfaction
  • Peer Equality
  • Structured Work Environment
Factors That Influence My Decisions
  • Control
  • Responsibility
  • Approval of Others
  • Self-Other Comparisons
  • Occupation/College Variation
  • Career Path Flexibility
Changes I Am Willing to Make
  • Post-training Transition
  • Job Experimentation
  • Relocation
Effort I Am Willing to Inititate
  • Improving Self
  • Persisting While Uncertain
  • Taking Risks
  • Learning Job Skills
  • Negotiating/Searching
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Working Hard

Inventory Items

The CBI consists of 96 items. Individuals respond to each item on a five-point Likert scale, indicating how much they agree with each statement.

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly disagree Disagree Uncertain Agree Strongly agree

Example Statements

A. Once I make a career decision, I will stick to it. 1 2 3 4 5
B. I want to do better work than other people in my group. 1 2 3 4 5
C. Getting a college education is necessary to get a good job. 1 2 3 4 5
D. I don't think any job would be right for me. 1 2 3 4 5
E. The location of my job is not important to me. 1 2 3 4 5

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