The Maree Career Matrix (MCM) (developed by Prof. Maree; a career counselling inventory has now been added to the Professional Board for Psychology (Health Professions Council of South Africa’s) list of tests classified as being psychological tests. The MCM has been classified as a psychological test that could be used by Registered Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychologists provided that the constructs used was within their scope of practice.

A South African developed measure of career interests, the MCM contains 152 statements. These statements in the MCM relate to how individuals feel about various careers. Test-takers are asked to assess different careers in a way that corresponds with their feelings about the careers. First, they are requested to report the extent to which they are interested in each of 152 careers, disregarding whether they think they could actually do the kind of work required in particular careers. Next, they are requested to indicate how confident they are that they will be able to do the work in a particular career, that is, how sure are they that they have the right aptitude for that particular career. Taken together, the two sets of scores provide testees and psychologists with (in our opinion) an invaluable, novel two-dimensional career matrix; an enlightening career interests and confidence map (please see below), divided into four areas:

  1. Go for it!”
  2. “Upskill yourself”.
  3. “Use it, don’t lose it”.
  4. “Bottom of the pile”.

We trust that the use of this instrument (together with its qualitative counterpart, the Career Interest Profile (CIP), will help many people design and discover the magic in their career-lives.

Prof. Maree thanks Dr Jopie de Beer, Dr Nicola Taylor, Ms Kathy Knott, Ms Kirsty Pott, Mr Morné Stander and all the other colleagues at JvR Psychometrics (official test distributor; 011 781 3705), profoundly for their superb support at all stages of the development of the MCM.

Maree Career Matrix (MCM)

Maree Career Matrix (MCM)

Prof. Maree has been appointed as a Research Fellow in the Dept. of Industrial Psychology (University of the Free State) (2020-01-01 to 2022-12-31).

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2020-07-18-24:
  • i. How to Draw on ‘Stories’ and ‘Scores’ to Facilitate Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group Contexts, and
  • ii. How to Integrate the Outcomes of the Career Interest Profile and the Maree Career Matrix: Practical Exercise

International Congress of Psychology

Prof. Maree has been invited to read a keynote at the International Congress of Psychology to be held in Prague, Czechia, in July 2020.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

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The CIP assessment is now officially live on the JvR Online system

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Call for papers: African Journal of Career Development

“Postmodernising career development to enhance people’s ability to negotiate multiple career-related transitions”
Submission date: 30 September 2020

Call for manuscripts: Early Child Development and Care:

“Enhancing language and articulation skills and promoting resilience and adaptability in the early years of people’s lives”
Deadline: 31 August 2020

Call for Proposals for Special International Issue of British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Happiness and Well-Being

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Prof Maree receives the PsySSA Award for Fellowship 2017

This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars.

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Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosh.

SAJHE – Call for manuscripts: Special Section

Responding to changes in today’s uncertain world of work marked by a loss of work-life identity: advancing career counselling for life designing in institutions of higher learning –
Guest Editor Prof JG (Kobus) Maree (UP)

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Call for papers – ‘Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’

International Symposium Series
Board Update
19 September 2017
Prepared by: Deirdre Hughes & Frans Meijers (Co-editors)

Special Issues in Progress

Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’
Co-editors: Prof. Kobus Maree (South Africa) and Prof. Maria Duarte (Portugal)

A call for papers is written but not yet distributed.
Expected date for publication: Vol. 48, No. 1, 2020

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017

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Prof Maree has received B1 NRF rating valid from 1 January 2017.

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