Campbell™ Interest and Skill Survey

AGE: 15-Adult


The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) measures self-reported vocational interests and skills. Similar to traditional interest inventories, the CISS interest scales reflect an individual’s attraction for specific occupational areas.

However, the CISS instrument goes beyond traditional inventories by adding parallel skill scales that provide estimates of an individual’s confidence in his or her ability to perform various occupational activities. Together, the two types of scales provide more comprehensive, richer data than interest scores alone. The Internet version of the CISS survey, which includes an innovative test management system for counselors and an expanded CISS Career Planner, adds new dimension to this dynamic, popular instrument.

The CISS instrument focuses on careers that require post-secondary education and is most appropriate for use with individuals who are college bound or college educated.

How to Use This Instrument

Counselors, psychologists, and human resource professionals in mental health, business, and educational settings can use the CISS survey to help:

  • Explore new avenues in career development
  • Pinpoint areas of academic study that can build skills and, as a result, increase career options
  • Support personal counseling by identifying occupations or vocations that help meet the individual’s needs
  • Advise displaced and transitioning employees in outplacement programs

Key Features

  • The use of both traditional interest scales and parallel skill scales helps individuals gain a more thorough understanding of suitable career options.
  • The CISS instrument uses easily understood, contemporary items.
  • Test items reflect a respect for individuals of different gender, race, religion, and national origin.
  • Combined gender scales allow for the broadest interpretation of survey results.

Interpretive Report: $43.
Answer Sheet: $0.

Sample Interpretive Report

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