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ERIC Number: EJ920957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
The Career Locus of Control Scale for Adolescents: Further Evidence of Validity in the United States
Perry, Justin C.; Liu, Xiongyi; Griffin, Grant C.
Journal of Career Development, v38 n2 p167-185 Apr 2011
This study examined the construct validity of the Career Locus of Control Scale (CLCS) among diverse urban youth within the United States (N = 308). Confirmatory factor analyses verified two of the three models as acceptable fits. Two new models were also explored. Model 5 (Internality, Luck, and Non-Control), which was one of the new models, was the most useful explanation of the data. Abstract and concrete educational attitudes correlated with the CLCS subscales in a manner consistent with expectations. No significant differences in the CLCS subscales were found as a function of race; male students had significantly higher levels of concrete attitudes and scored significantly higher on Powerful Others than female students. Age was not related to Internality, abstract attitudes, or concrete attitudes but was significantly associated with Luck and Non-Control. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 1 note.)
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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: United States