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ERIC Number: EJ942761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
A Psychometric Evaluation of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form among French University Students
Gaudron, Jean-Philippe
Journal of Career Assessment, v19 n4 p420-430 Nov 2011
The purpose of the present study was to examine the reliability and the factor structure of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDSES-SF) among French university students. Based on a sample of 650 respondents, the alpha coefficients indicated high reliability for total scores but not for the subscale scores with values of 0.70 and below. The test-retest reliability of the total scores was 0.81. The original and theoretical five-factor model demonstrated inadequate model fit. A four-factor model, which fixed 18 items to load only on latent factors labelled Goal Selection, Problem Solving, Information Gathering, and Goal Pursuit Management, provided an acceptable fit to the data. The results are discussed in the light of previous studies; suggestions for future research are proposed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale