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ERIC Number: EJ983703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
The Dimensionality of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form among Chinese Graduate Students
Jin, Leili; Ye, Shengquan; Watkins, David
Journal of Career Assessment, v20 n4 p520-529 Nov 2012
The factorial structure of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDSES-SF) was examined in a sample of 796 Chinese graduate students recruited from five universities in Beijing. A single-factor model is recommended on the basis of two of this study's findings. First, confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the parsimonious single-factor model fit the data well as the competing multi-factor models did. Second, the original theoretical factors of the CDSES-SF were found to be highly homogeneous and to fail to demonstrate the necessary incremental validity over and beyond the total score. Consistent with the previous studies, the CDSES-SF was found to have sound internal consistency (alpha = 0.91). The implications of the current study are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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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: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale