The Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a self-administered and self-scored career counselling aid based on John Holland's theory of careers. It provides a vocational counselling experience by stimulating what a person and a counsellor might cover together in several interviews.
The Form R is designed primarily for use with secondary students, tertiary students and adults.
The SDS Australian 2012 Update Manual provides information on:
- Introduction to Holland's Theory
- Development of the SDS
- Test Materials
- Data Collection and Sample Characteristics
- Properties of the Scales
- Psychometric Information
- Using the SDS in Career Assistance
Online administration, scoring and reporting of the SDS is also available via the ACER Psychological Testing Platform.