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The Relations of Employability Skills to Career Adaptability among Technical School Students.

Published on Jun 1, 2013in Journal of Vocational Behavior3.387
· DOI :10.1016/j.jvb.2013.01.009
Allan B. de Guzman11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UST: University of Santo Tomas),
Kyoung Ok Choi1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Abstract
Abstract This two pronged study reports the initial validation of the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) in the context of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the investigation of the relationship between employability skills and career adaptability. Results of the study revealed that CAAS can be a valid and useful measurement for assessing career adaptability in the context of Papua New Guinea. Via canonical correlation analysis (CCA), significant relations between career adaptability and employability skills were observed. Notably, team work skills were significantly related to the four sub-scales of career adaptability. This study serves as a clarion to educators and policy makers in PNG by providing a richer view on the career adaptability and employability skills as well, thus calling for integrated efforts to contribute to career development and practice in the context of PNG.
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