ERIC Number: EJ1180196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Psychometric Properties of the Korean Employability Skills Assessment and Korean Work Ethic for Gender and Generations
Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B.
Career and Technical Education Research, v43 n1 p19-40 May 2018
The Employability Skills Assessment (ESA) was translated into Korean (KESA) and the construct validity and reliabilities of the KESA were examined to provide Koreans with a scientific research-based work ethic measure. A total of 896 Korean Baby Boomers (1955-1963), Generation X (1964-1981) and Millennials (1982-1999) provided data. Work ethic was compared by gender and generations. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested four dimensions of the KESA and were labeled as (initiative), (interpersonal skills), (dependability) and (Thoughtfulness). Reliability coefficients of each factor of the KESA ranged from 0.68 to 0.80. The results indicated that there were no statistically significant differences in the four dimensions of the KESA based on gender and no interaction effects existed between gender and generations. However, there were statistically significant differences for generations in (initiative) and (dependability).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Generational Differences, Work Ethic, Gender Differences, Factor Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Reliability, Student Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Self Motivation, Psychometrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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