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ERIC Number: EJ804490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
A Psychometric Evaluation of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form in Chinese High School Students
Hampton, Nan Zhang
Journal of Career Development, v33 n2 p142-155 2006
This study explores the reliability and validity of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDSES-SF) in Chinese high school students. One hundred and eighty-three high school students from a city in northeastern China participated in the study. The results indicate that scores on the CDSES-SF are reliable (internal consistency reliability = 0.93) with this sample of Chinese high school students. The convergent validity of the CDSES-SF is supported by a moderate correlation between the CDSES-SF and the general self-efficacy. A principal component factor analysis reveals that the CDSES-SF is a generalized measure of self-efficacy for career decision making. In addition, the CDSES-SF is not related to age, gender, and math achievement, but it is correlated with the Chinese language achievement. The implications of the findings are discussed in the context of the Chinese socioeconomic environment.
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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: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale; Self Efficacy Scale