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ERIC Number: EJ971792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career Adapt-Abilities Scale--China Form: Construction and Initial Validation
Hou, Zhi-Jin; Leung, S. Alvin; Li, Xixi; Li, Xu; Xu, Hui
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v80 n3 p686-691 Jun 2012
The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS)--China Form consists of four subscales, with six items each to measure Concern, Control, Curiosity, and Confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. This study investigated the construction and validation of its Chinese Form. Results indicated that 1) internal consistency estimates for the subscale and total scores ranged from good to excellent; 2) the factor structure of this scale was quite similar to the one computed with combined data from 13 countries; 3) the CAAS China Form was identical to the International Form; 4) male students displayed significantly higher scores than female students on all dimensions of CAAS except for Concern, and freshmen and juniors exhibited higher adaptability than sophomores. Implications and future research directions are examined. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China