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ERIC Number: EJ768765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Advancing the Assessment of Women's Career Choices: The Career Aspiration Scale
Gray, Michael, P.; O'Brien, Karen, M.
Journal of Career Assessment, v15 n3 p317-337 2007
The results of five studies illustrated sound psychometric properties of the CAS when used with adolescent, college, and postcollege samples comprised predominantly of White women. The final eight-item measure demonstrated strong test-retest reliability over a 2-week period and evidenced moderate internal consistency. Convergent validity was supported by correlations with measures of career decision self-efficacy, multiple role self-efficacy, occupational self-efficacy, attitudes toward women's roles, instrumentality, and relative importance of career versus family. Discriminant validity was demonstrated through the absence of relations between the CAS total score and measures of attachment to parents. Finally, a two-factor solution consisting of the Leadership and Achievement Aspirations Scale and the Educational Aspirations Scale accounted for substantial variance in career aspiration among samples of mostly White women. The Career Aspiration Scale is appended. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Discriminant validity; internal consistency; Discriminant Validity; Internal Consistency