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)

“Rekindling peoples sense of hope and purpose during the Covid-19 pandemic: The power of group (self- and) career construction counselling counselling”

2nd International Congress of Pedagogical Research

15-16 May 2021

Universiti Utara Malaysia

School of Education

The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (see the journal here ) .

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2021-07-18-24:
  • 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 2021.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

Coping with exams during a pandemic


Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology offers lecturers advice on how to check in on their emotions during exam time in the midst of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

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

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JvR CPD courses
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Degree, diploma, or certificate which of these qualifications offers the students their ‘best’ chance in the occupational world? 

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.

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) (2021)

Theme: Promoting career development: Managing challenges and exploiting opportunities associated with the Covid-19 pandemic

The Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) invites you to submit your latest research towards the latest special issue.

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The second Biennial South African Congress of Career Practitioners (March 2021):

“Operation Phoenix: A call for community first”

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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