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The Effect of Scale Tailoring for Cross-Cultural Application on Scale Reliability and Construct Validity.
Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Ketterer, John J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Findings for high school students in Mexico (n=3,153 and n=400) administered a career decision making self-efficacy scale show that tailoring the scale with the best etic and emic items neither improved recovery of the factor-structure nor reduced the effects of the extreme-response style variable. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
Job Applicant Similarity on Cognitive Ability, Vocational Interests, and Personality Characteristics: Do Similar Persons Choose Similar Jobs?
Lancaster, Sandra J.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1994
Whether people with similar cognitive abilities, vocational interests, and personality characteristics choose similar jobs was studied for 139 job applicants at an employment agency. Although people with similar cognitive abilities and vocational interests chose similar jobs, those with similar personalities did not. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Cognitive Ability, Decision Making, Job Applicants