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ERIC Number: EJ971363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
The Career Futures Inventory-Revised: Measuring Dimensions of Career Adaptability
Rottinghaus, Patrick J.; Buelow, Kristine L.; Matyja, Anna; Schneider, Madalyn R.
Journal of Career Assessment, v20 n2 p123-139 May 2012
This study reports the development and initial validation of the "Career Futures Inventory-Revised" (CFI-R) in two large samples of university students. The 28-item CFI-R assesses aspects of career adaptability, including positive career planning attitudes, general outcome expectations, and components of Parsons' tripartite model and Bandura's personal agency. Results revealed five internally consistent subscales: career agency, occupational awareness, support, work-life balance, and negative career outlook. Changes from the original CFI include a measure of career agency, including content addressing self-awareness, control, and self-efficacy for managing career transitions; and measures of relational components. Convergent and discriminant validity of the CFI-R subscales were examined related to measures of career decision status, difficulties, and self-efficacy, as well as dispositional optimism and coping styles. The CFI-R can aid in the understanding of current attitudes toward a variety of career transitions and enhance the effectiveness of career counseling by addressing clients' concerns in a changing occupational world. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Difficulties Questionnaire; Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale