ERIC Number: EJ727031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Childhood Career Development Scale: Scale Construction and Psychometric Properties
Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino; Stead, Graham B.
Journal of Career Assessment, v12 n2 p113-134 2004
The purpose of this investigation was to construct a theoretically driven and psychometrically sound childhood career development scale to measure career progress in fourth-through sixth-grade children. Super's nine dimensions (i.e., curiosity, exploration, information, key figures, interests, locus of control, time perspective, self-concept, and planfulness) served as the conceptual basis for the construction of this instrument. Principal components analyses indicated the presence of eight empirically derived components with adequate internal consistency. The component structure was largely supported by coefficients of congruence between component loadings from two samples. Gender and grade main and interaction effects for the subscales were analyzed. Implications for theory and research are offered.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Locus of Control, Self Concept, Career Development, Elementary School Students, Test Construction, Evaluation Methods, Career Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
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