Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-USA Form: Psychometric properties and relation to vocational identity

Title

Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-USA Form: Psychometric properties and relation to vocational identity

Creator

Porfeli E J; Savickas M L

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2012
2012-06

Description

This article reports construction and initial validation of the United States form of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS). The CAAS consists of four scales, each with six items, which measure concern, control, curiosity, and confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. Internal consistency estimates for the subscale and total scores ranged from good to excellent. The factor structure was quite similar to the one computed for combined data from 13 countries. An attempt to strengthen the subscale internal consistency estimates and coherence of the factor structure by adding additional items failed. In the end the USA Form is identical to the International Form. Concurrent validity evidence was collected relative to career identity, given that adaptability and identity have been identified as meta-competencies for career construction in information societies. Relations between career adaptability and vocational identity formation processes and status outcomes were as predicted. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

Career adaptability; career development; Occupational transitions; Psychology; validation; Vocational identity

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

748-753

Issue

3

Volume

80

Citation

Porfeli E J; Savickas M L, “Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-USA Form: Psychometric properties and relation to vocational identity,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6791.

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