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ERIC Number: EJ818520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Career Satisfaction Scale: Response Bias among Men and Women
Hofmans, Joeri; Dries, Nicky; Pepermans, Roland
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p397-403 Dec 2008
Recent studies demonstrate an increasing emphasis on subjective career success. This construct is typically measured using self-report scales, with the most used instrument being the Career Satisfaction Scale of Greenhaus, Parasuraman, and Wormley [Greenhaus, J. H., Parasuraman, S., & Wormley, W. M. (1990). "Effects of race on organizational experiences, job performance evaluations, and career outcomes." "Academy of Management Journal," 33, 64-86]. As career success is often studied in relation to gender, one may wonder whether men and women rate subjective career success, as measured by the Career Satisfaction Scale (Greenhaus et al., 1990), in the same manner--which is an important requirement when interpreting sex differences. Therefore, this study provides a rigorous evaluation of the Career Satisfaction Scale (Greenhaus et al., 1990) in terms of measurement invariance. The results show that gender invariance of the Career Satisfaction Scale (Greenhaus et al., 1990) does not hold. Implications of these findings in terms of optimal measurement of the subjective career success construct are spelled out. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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