Career Adapt-Abilities Scale: Convergent validity of subscale scores

Published on Aug 1, 2014in Journal of Vocational Behavior3.387
· DOI :10.1016/j.jvb.2014.03.006
Levent Öncel1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This study examined the convergent validity of scores from the four subscales in the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale. The differential relation of each subscale to theoretically-related constructs was examined in a sample of 332 graduating university students. The results were as predicted. Career concern related highest to future time perspective; career control related highest to both locus of control and core self-evaluations as well as inversely to neuroticism; career curiosity related highest to proactive personality; and career confidence related highest to generalized self-efficacy. The only relation that was not as predicted involved self-esteem, which was predicted to relate highest to confidence. It related higher to career control (r = .42) and career concern (r = .41).
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