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ERIC Number: EJ971793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career Adapt-Abilities Scale--Icelandic Form: Psychometric Properties and Construct Validity
Vilhjalmsdottir, Guobjorg; Kjartansdottir, Guorun Birna; Smaradottir, Sigriour Briet; Einarsdottir, Sif
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v80 n3 p698-704 Jun 2012
This study examined the psychometric characteristics and construct validity of the Icelandic form of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS-Iceland). The CAAS consists of four scales that measure concern, control, curiosity, and confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. The 24-item measure was translated from English and administered to 1566 Icelandic students aged 14-30. Internal consistency estimates of reliability for the subscale and total scores ranged from 0.77 to 0.92. The construct validity of the measure was tested using confirmatory methods. The results indicated that the four-factor hierarchical model of career adaptability shows an acceptable fit in Iceland. The mean scores on the scales are high compared to the other countries, indicating that there may be problems with the translation of the response scale. The results indicate that the CAAS-Icelandic Form is reliable and valid and can be used with minor modifications in career counseling and research in Iceland. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland