ERIC Number: EJ900883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Ability Self-Estimates and Self-Efficacy: Meaningfully Distinct?
Bubany, Shawn T.; Hansen, Jo-Ida C.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v43 n3 p168-187 Oct 2010
Conceptual differences between self-efficacy and ability self-estimate scores, used in vocational psychology and career counseling, were examined with confirmatory factor analysis, discriminate relations, and reliability analysis. Results suggest that empirical differences may be due to measurement error or scale content, rather than due to the meaningful reasons of frame of reference or language. (Contains 9 tables and 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measurement, Factor Analysis, Error of Measurement, Career Counseling, Scores, Researchers, Evaluation, Career Exploration, Career Choice, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Likert Scales, Structural Equation Models, Goodness of Fit, Educational Psychology, Correlation
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale