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ERIC Number: EJ890296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Super's Work Values Inventory-Revised Scale Validation for African Americans
Hammond, Marie S.; Betz, Nancy E.; Multon, Karen D.; Irvin, Tawana
Journal of Career Assessment, v18 n3 p266-275 Aug 2010
The psychometric properties of Super's Work Values Inventory-Revised (SWVI-R) were examined in a sample of 213 African American college students. Results indicated that the 12-values scales were as reliable and as valid in a sample of African Americans as has been demonstrated within a predominantly White college student sample. Values of coefficient [alpha] were similar to those found in White and normative samples, with a median [alpha] of 0.82 herein and medians of 0.82 and 0.84 in the normative and White college student samples. A three-factor higher order structure of the SWVI-R was found herein; the three factors were named secure work environment, motivation, and style of engagement. African Americans reported higher mean values scores than did White students but their rank ordering of values was very similar--lifestyle, work environment, and supervision were most highly valued, and creativity was the least valued. Values scores were significantly and consistently correlated with ethnic identity achievement. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; My Vocational Situation; Work Values Inventory