Materials & Tools

Assessment Tools (a selection of the most recent tools)

Stay inclusive, sustainable, curious, cosmopolitan… (Soresi, Nota, Ginevra, Santilli, & Di Maggio, 2018): a series of self-report tools developed to get adolescents to reflect on the challenges that the United Nations suggests in its 2030 Agenda, on ideas about the economy and the current world of work, and on some useful resources and skills for planning their own futures under conditions of labor market uncertainty and insecurity.

Courage Measure (2019): courage assessment tool.
Ginevra, M. C., Santilli, S., Camussi, E., Magnano, P., Capozza, D., & Nota, L. (2019). The Italian adaptation of courage measure. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-019-09412-4

Pro.Spera (2017-2018): tool for evaluating hope, optimism and pessimism.
Ginevra, M. C., Sgaramella, T. M., Ferrari, L., Nota, L., Santilli, S., & Soresi, S. (2017). Visions About Future: A new scale assessing optimism, pessimism, and hope in adolescents. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance17(2), 187-210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-016-9324-z
Ginevra, M. C., Di Maggio, I., Santilli, S., Nota, L., & Soresi, S. (2018). Development and validation of visions about future in early adolescence. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2018.1550188

Design my Future (2017): resilience and future orientation assessment tool.
Santilli, S., Ginevra, M. C., Sgaramella, T. M., Nota, L., Ferrari, L., & Soresi, S. (2017). Design My Future: An instrument to assess future orientation and resilience. Journal of Career Assessment, 25(2), 281-295. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072715621524
Di Maggio, I., Ginevra, M. C., Nota, L., & Soresi, S. (2016). Development and validation of an instrument to assess future orientation and resilience in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 51, 114-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.06.005 

Career Adaptability: two occupational adaptability assessment tools
Nota, L., Ginevra, M. C., & Soresi, S. (2012). The Career and Work Adaptability Questionnaire (CWAQ): A first contribution to its validation. Journal of Adolescence, 35(6), 1557-1569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.06.004
Soresi, S., Nota, L., & Ferrari, L. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-Italian Form: Psychometric properties and relationships to breadth of interests, quality of life, and perceived barriers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 705-711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2012.01.020
Di Maggio, I., Ginevra, M. C., Nota, L., Ferrari, L., & Soresi, S. (2015). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-Italian Form: psychometric properties with Italian preadolescents. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2015.08.001

Career Decision Making Profile Questionnaire  (2013): it provides information about how people make career decisions, considering both the individual and situational aspects involved in the choice processes.

ASTRID Portfolio per l’assessment, il trattamento e l’integrazione delle disabilità – ORIENTAMENTO (2007): ASTRID collects a set of tools for guidance activities with people with and without disabilities. [ASTRID Portfolio for disability assessment, treatment and integration – CAREER GUIDANCE]


Intervention programs (a selection of the most recent intervention programs)

Stay inclusive, sustainable, curious, cosmopolitan… (Soresi, Nota, Ginevra, Santilli, & Di Maggio, 2018) am intervention project for students of the secondary school of I and II degree. Universities, guidance services, employment agencies and guidance counselors interested in participating in the experimental use of the project are invited to contact Larios Laboratory (larios@unipd.it).

What do those who work do? [Chi lavora cosa fa?] an intervention program for preschool children.
Nota, L., Ginevra, M. C., & Santilli, S. (in press).

Journey into the world of work and professions (2017) [Viaggio nel mondo del lavoro e delle professioni], a training for elementary school children
Ginevra, M. C. & Nota, L. (2017). ‘Journey in the world of professions and work’: A career intervention for children. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2017.1303532

Online programs for high school and college students

For more information on the effectiveness of the program “1,2,3… Futuro!” you can read the following article:

Nota, S. S. Santilli, & S. Soresi (2016). A Life-Design-Based Online Career Intervention for Early Adolescents: Description and Initial Analysis. The Career Development Quarterly, 64(1), 4–19. https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12037


Some materials for career counseling activities

My Career Story by M. Savickas

My Career Story – Universal – For young adults with and without disabilities – by M. Savickas

Hartung, P. & Santilli, S. (2018). “My Career Story: An Autobiographical Workbook for Career Intervention”. Journal of Career Assessment, 26, 308-321. https://dwd.wi.gov/youthapprenticeship/pdf/2017_forum/eidsmoe/essay_LifeCareerSuccess.pdf

For more information concact Larios Laboratory (larios@unipd.it)