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ERIC Number: EJ1081035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
The Construct Validity of Attitudes toward Career Counseling Scale for Korean College Students
Nam, Suk Kyung; Park, Hyung In
Journal of Career Development, v42 n6 p478-492 Dec 2015
This study aimed to examine the construct validity of the Attitudes Toward Career Counseling Scale (ATCCS) in Korea. In Study 1, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used for testing the factor structure of the scale. The results supported a two-factor (value and stigma) model, which was theoretically driven from the original study. Results of Study 2 showed that ATCCS-Value and ATCCS-Stigma were differently related to self-disclosure, attitudes toward seeking professional help, self-stigma, public stigma, work-exploration, self-exploration, intention to seeking help, and career decision self-efficacy. Group differences were also examined to demonstrate whether previous experience of counseling was related to current attitudes toward career counseling. Overall, the results indicated that ATCCS would be an adequate assessment of measuring attitudes toward career counseling for Korean college students. The implication of cultural differences and additional limitations were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale
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