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The Career Transitions Inventory (CTI) was developed by Mary Heppner, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The CTI is designed to help you understand the internal barriers (and inner and outside resources) which may be blocking you from moving ahead — or may help you move ahead — with your career/work/retirement transition. There are five scales, each represents a different aspect of how you perceive yourself and your transition process. By understanding more about the internal barriers you are facing, you may be able to develop strategies to overcome these barriers.

  • Readiness
  • Confidence
  • Personal Control
  • Independence
  • Support

Career AssessmentThe descriptions of the five scales give you an indication of what a high, medium, or low score may mean in your situation. Look first at your scores on each scale and be sure they accurately reflect what you believe to be true about yourself at this time.

If not, it would be helpful to discuss it with an adviser, coach or career counselor. Remember, this is a guide to promote clarification and discussion of issues that surround making a transition; thus all scores can be seen as helping to clarify your situation.”

Copyright 1991, Mary J. Heppner, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved