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ERIC Number: EJ789613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
The Structural Validity of Daidalos: A Measure of Career Maturity
Dybwad, Tom-Erik
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v52 n2 p135-152 Apr 2008
A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the structural validity of Daidalos, a 20-item inventory designed to assess the factors that might inhibit or promote successful career decision making, or career maturity. The sample consisted of 776 high school students; 367 were male and 409 were female. Participants ranged in age from 16 to 54 years (M = 18). Goodness-of-fit statistics provided strong support for a two-factor hierarchical model and slightly less for a five-factor non-hierarchical model. The two higher-order factors were identified as a Pre-process and a Process latent construct. Separate analysis for men and women showed that the model was far more appropriate for women than for men. Item loadings ranged from 0.46 to 0.81, first-order factor intercorrelations ranged from -0.15 to 0.68, and the correlation between the two higher-order factors was -0.42. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway