CDDQCareer Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire
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In contrast, the CDDQ has grown to become the latest representative of the multidimensional theory-driven approach of indecision measurement, with much new research examining its psychometric properties (e.g., Gati & Saka, 2001b; Leung, Hou, Gati, & Li, 2011; Nauta, 2012; Vertsberger & Gati, 2016; Xu et al., 2014).
In addition to the category of Lack of Information, the CDDQ includes an Inconsistent Information category, which measures difficulties in determining information validity.
The CDDQ comprises 44 statements that assess attitudes and beliefs regarding career decision-making.
The Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ) was abridged (from 44 items to 36) and translated from Hebrew into Arabic.
For counseling practitioners, the CDDQ (Gati et al., 1996) has the potential to serve as a diagnostic instrument in career counseling.
Participants completed paper-and-pencil versions of the RS-14, CDMP, and CDDQ and a demographic information form.
(1996) developed the CDDQ (see Appendix A for examples of items).
The goals of the current article are to demonstrate the clinical applicability of a recently developed four-stage model for interpreting clients' career decision-making difficulties (Amir, Gati, & Kleiman, 2008) by analyzing the responses of college students to the Career Decision-making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ; Gati et al., 1996) and to discuss some challenges involved in such an interpretation.
They found that the relationship between measured career decision-making difficulties, as measured by the CDDQ, and expressed difficulties were generally high.
conducted a study on the relationship between two readiness instruments: the Career Thoughts Inventory and the CDDQ. As expected, there was significant overlap between the two instruments.
As can be seen in Table 2, the alpha coefficients estimated for the 44-item CDDQ ranged from .96 for African American and Asian American students to .98 for White and Hispanic American students.