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Values

The Career Orientation Placement and Evaluation Survey (COPES) measures personal values in the workplace. This 20-minute survey is the perfect tool for aligning an examinee’s personal values to careers. Each of the eight values scales are keyed to the 14 COPSystem VIA Career Clusters helping examinees to find occupational areas that match their personal values. Aligning your values with your career is an important predictor of occupational success and satisfaction.

FACTS & FEATURES

  • Explore the importance of personal values for occupational choices
  • Identify how work values relate to career choice
  • Compare personality with important job characteristics to find compatibilities
  • Approximately 20-30 minutes to complete
  • Appropriate for grades 7 - 12, college, and adult
  • Norm referenced for high school and college educational levels
  • Scoring Options:
    • Self-scoring in 15-20 minutes
    • Web-based with immediate scoring
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Fully compatible with screen reader applications. Large print also available

PURCHASE OPTIONS

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Comprehensive Results
Available in Multiple Languages
O*Net and Employment Information
Links to Live Job Postings
Fully Accessible by Screen Readers
Automated Scoring
No Shipping Costs
Custom Quantities Available
$3.50 per test
DIGITAL EAP (Minimum 25)
PAPER (Sets of 25)
Comprehensive Results
Comprehensive Results
Comprehensive Results
Available in Multiple Languages
Available in Multiple Languages
Available in Multiple Languages
O*Net and Employment Information
O*Net and Employment Information
Links to Live Job Postings
Links to Live Job Postings
Fully Accessible by Screen Readers
Fully Accessible by Screen Readers
Automated Scoring
Automated Scoring
No Shipping Costs
No Shipping Costs
Custom Quantities Available
Custom Quantities Available
$3.50 per test
$3.40 per test

To place an order, call 800.416.1666 or email customerservice@edits.net

RELATED ITEMS

Examiner's Manual$5.25
Large Print Booklet$8.00

To place an order, call 800.416.1666 or email customerservice@edits.net

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COPES SCALES

Investigative vs. Accepting
Satisfying intellectual curiosity and solving complex problems are activities valued by those individuals at the Investigative end of this scale. Such people exhibit a strong desire for knowledge and mastery of information. In the workplace, they enjoy solving complicated problems and working with complex ideas. By contrast, people whose scores fall at the Accepting end of the scale value clear-cut activities that do not involve too much complexity. These people prefer to follow proven workplace procedures rather than have the responsibility for developing new methods.

Practical vs. Carefree
Interest in the details of day-to-day operations is the hallmark of people who score toward the Practical end of this scale. Such people value activities that focus on maintaining equipment and developing personal abilities to maximize efficiency in the work environment. People who score toward the Carefree end of the scale are more likely to be concerned with the creative aspects of projects and to enjoy activities requiring imagination. They are more likely to focus on present enjoyment rather than plan for the future.

Independence vs. Conformity
A desire to be independent from rules and social conventions is the mark of a person scoring at the Independence end of this scale. Such people value self-direction and prefer to work in areas where they will not be restricted by outside regulations, or much influenced by social custom. People scoring toward the Conformity end of the scale prefer to work under close supervision where directions are clear, and a proven method is in place. Such people prefer structured rules.

Leadership vs Supportive
Making decisions, directing others and speaking for the group, are the activities valued by people scoring toward the Leadership side of this scale. Such people prefer to play a primary role in workplace activity and enjoy being viewed as important. People scoring toward the Supportive end of this scale prefer to follow the lead of others and are most comfortable when they do not have the responsibility of directing or representing anyone else.

Orderliness vs Flexibility
Keeping things tidy and in the proper place, are major concerns for individuals scoring at the Orderliness end of this scale. Such people value activities that involve maintaining order and proceeding according to a well-conceived plan. People scoring toward the Flexibility end of the scale prefer not to concern themselves with being orderly and enjoy being able to deal with things as needed rather than conforming to a predetermined plan.

Recognition vs Privacy
To become famous and to know important people are major values of people scoring toward the Recognition end of this scale. Such people seek the admiration of others as well as the rewards of honorary degrees. People scoring toward the Privacy end of this scale value keeping their activities private and are not concerned with being considered a famous person.

Aesthetic vs. Realistic
Appreciation of artistic expression is of great importance to people scoring at the Aesthetic end of this scale. Such people enjoy approaching work activities with artistic and emotional sensitivity. People scoring toward the Realistic end of the scale prefer work activities that do not involve artistic expression or appreciation.

Social vs. Reserved
Working with and helping others are important values of people scoring toward the Social end of this scale. Such people prefer to be in a friendly, social work environment. People scoring toward the Reserved end of this scale prefer to work alone, concentrating on their own projects without being required to help or work with others.