Career Values Scale (CVS)

Career Values Scale (CVS)

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Authors: Donald Macnab, Shawn Bakker and George Fitzsimmons

Purpose To assess the alignment between career choices and values
Administer To Individuals 15 years and older
Reading/Education Level Grade 8 (NQF Level 1)
Administration Time 15 minutes (88 items)
Scoring Options User Portal/JvR Online/Data-capturing by Client Services
Publication Date 1996, 2005
HPCSA To be submitted
Training None
Languages English and French
SA Norms No

The Career Values Scale (CVS) assists individuals in gaining insightful information about their work values, preferences and needs. This is fundamental for anybody in order to achieve their personal goals and overall job satisfaction. The CVS will assist an individual to establish organisational and personal fit based on their core values. Fit is proven to promote productivity and individual success within the organisational environment.

Assessment Scales

The CVS is sub-divided into three factors and ten scales:

Working with Others:

Service Orientation, Team Orientation, Influence


Creativity, Independence, Excitement, Career Development

Extrinsic Rewards:

Financial Rewards, Security, Prestige

Areas Of Application

The CVS can be used for the following purposes:

  • Career directions
  • Individual development

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Application Area

Career, Culture & Fit, Development, Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Attraction

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Psychometrics Canada

  • The Career Values Report: This report provides a graphic overview of a client’s values, examines sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and has exercises to help them focus on achieving a balanced career.

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  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
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    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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