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ERIC Number: EJ1206336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Capturing Serendipity in Careers: An Evaluation of the Planned Happenstance Career Inventory with Lithuanian Undergraduates
Urbanaviciute, Ieva; Kairys, Antanas; Paradnike, Kristina; Pociute, Birute
Journal of Career Development, v46 n2 p157-170 Apr 2019
In the contemporary world, career counseling professionals need to focus on skills that help people bring benefit from positive chances and minimize the damage of negative events. The Planned Happenstance Career Inventory (PHCI) was created to measure these skills. The main aim of the present study was to test the dimensionality and concurrent validity of the PHCI scores in a Lithuanian student sample. A heterogeneous sample of undergraduates participated in the study (N = 1,064). Confirmatory factor analyses revealed four interrelated planned happenstance skill factors. A fifth--the flexibility factor--was found to function in a separate manner. To further test for concurrent validity, the PHCI scores were correlated with a range of positive career development variables, namely, goal adjustment, academic major satisfaction, and vocational identity. The results supported the hypothesized links, thereby providing evidence on the validity of PHCI scores among Lithuanian students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lithuania