Maree Career Matrix (MCM)

Maree Career Matrix (MCM)

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Authors: J.G. Maree, DEd, PhD, DPhil (Psychology)

Purpose To assist in the career journey of individuals by assessing and charting career interests and skills confidence
Administer To Individuals 14 years and older
Reading/Educational Level Grade 6 (NQF Level 1)
Administration Time 25-35 minutes
Scoring Options JvR Online/Data capturing by Client Services
Publication Date 2014
HPCSA Classified
Training None
Languags English
SA Norms Yes

The Maree Career Matrix (MCM) reflects individuals’ attraction to 19 job categories by asking them to rate their interest and skill levels in 152 different occupations. The results are then combined and represented on the Maree Career Matrix. The Matrix is comprised of four quadrants, namely: ‘Go for it’, ‘Bottom of the pile’, ’Use it, don’t lose it’ or ‘Upskill yourself’. The language has purposefully been kept colloquial and approachable. An individual’s total scores (interest and confidence) on each category are then plotted on this Matrix to provide them with insight into possible career paths. Together, the two types of information provide comprehensive, rich data that are invaluable as part of a career process.

The MCM can be useful in the career journey by:

  • Exploring new avenues in career development for clients.
  • Pinpointing areas of academic study that can build skills, and as a result increase career options.
  • Supporting personal counselling by identifying career areas that can be explored to help meet individuals’ career journey needs.
  • Examining individuals’ career-related self-concept and self-efficacy.

Assessment Scales

The 19 Categories of the MCM are:
Practical-Creative and Consumer Science
Arts (painting, sculpture and decoration) and Culture
Word Artistry
Office-based (Administrative, Clerical and Organisational) Activities
Information and Communication Technology
Mathematics and/or Accounting Industry
Social, Caregiving and Community Services
Entrepreneurship, Running and Maintaining a Personal Business
Adventure, Plants, Animals and the Environment
Medical and/or Paramedical Services
Tourism, Hospitality and the Tourist Transport Industry
Legal Practice and/or Security Services
Executive and Management Practice
Engineering and the Built Environment

Areas Of Application

The MCM can be used for the following purposes:

  • Educational settings
  • Career counselling settings
  • Research setting

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Additional information


JvR Online

Application Area


Psychology Category

Online Availability


HPCSA Status



Prof Maree

The MCM has the following software report available:

  • MCM Individual Profile Report: This report provides a graphic presentation of a participant’s interests and their confidence or ability to succeed in certain careers.

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Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • 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 faci
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
  • Errors and omissions excepted
  • Courier costs are not included in the above quoted prices
    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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South African Research

The MCM is a South African developed product. It has been used in research studies and features in a number of books.

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