CRIQ: An innovative measure using comparison awareness to avoid self-presentation tactics

Nicole de Jong, Rob G.J. van Leeuwen, Hans A. Hoekstra, Karen van der Zee

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The article presents a new measure for career role identification, the Career Role Identification Questionnaire (CRIQ). In constructing the CRIQ, we used the Comparison Awareness Inducing Technique (CAIT), a new and innovative method to reduce the effects of self-presentation tactics. The results show that the CRIQ measures identification with the six career roles conceptualized by Hoekstra (2011). The inventory has reliable scales and a clear factorial structure. Furthermore, the CAIT receives some support as a new way to deal with the problem of social desirability in self-report measures. The CAIT technique is thought to induce comparison awareness and thus suppress various response tendencies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-214
JournalJournal of vocational behavior
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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  • IR-90560

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