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ERIC Number: EJ776236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Assessing College Students' Satisfaction with Their Academic Majors
Nauta, Margaret M.
Journal of Career Assessment, v15 n4 p446-462 Nov 2007
A six-item measure of global satisfaction with one's major, the Academic Major Satisfaction Scale (AMSS), was developed and validated. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a unidimensional structure. The measure had high internal consistency and distinguished between students who remained in their majors versus those who changed majors during 1- and 2-year periods. AMSS scores were positively associated with career decision self-efficacy and negatively associated with career choice anxiety and generalized indecisiveness. AMSS scores were also associated with indices of socially desirable responding, but social desirability did not account for the relationships between major satisfaction and the career decision-making variables. Implications for theory and ideas for using the AMSS in research and practice are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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