Psychometric Properties of a Career Exploratory Outcome Expectations Measure

Title

Psychometric Properties of a Career Exploratory Outcome Expectations Measure

Creator

Oliveira I M; Taveira M D; Cadime I; Porfeli E J

Publisher

Journal of Career Assessment

Date

2016
2016-05

Description

Social cognitive career theory and research are advanced by increasing attention to career outcome expectations and by applying this theory earlier in the life span. This article offers the career exploratory outcome expectations construct as a means of applying the more general construct of career outcome expectations during the childhood period and introduces the psychometric characteristics of the Career Exploratory Outcome Expectations Scale (CEOES). Employing data from 446 fifth graders and item response theory (IRT), the CEOES presents a one-dimensional structure with a four-category Likert-type response scale. Favorable results of person- and item-separation reliability were found and the scale appears to perform equally well for both genders. The CEOES also demonstrated concurrent validity through positive associations with established self-efficacy measures. The CEOES constitutes a useful measure to study aspects of career outcome expectations in childhood, and psychometric findings affirm its use in the career assessment literature.

Subject

adolescence; aspirations; career; career exploratory outcome expectations; Childhood career development; exploration; item response theory; outcome expectations; participation; perspective; Psychology; self-efficacy; social-cognitive model; students

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

380-396

Issue

2

Volume

24

Citation

Oliveira I M; Taveira M D; Cadime I; Porfeli E J, “Psychometric Properties of a Career Exploratory Outcome Expectations Measure,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6682.

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