Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form: An Australian and South African Comparison

Creed, Peter, Patton, Wendy A., & Watson, Mark (2002) Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form: An Australian and South African Comparison. Journal of Career Assessment, 10(3), pp. 327-342.

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The present study examined the reliability, content, and construct validity, and cultural equivalence of the short form of the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDMSE-SF). In response to calls to conduct studies using the measure with high school–age samples, data were gathered from two samples of high school students, one from Australia and one from South Africa. The findings were in accord with earlier studies in that they failed to find five factors. Three factors were found with each sample; however, these factors were different in each sample and different from those reported in samples of U.S. college students, suggesting cross-cultural differences in the construct. The authors suggest that a more parsimonious version of the CDMSE-SF is possible, the CDMSE-SF does not adequately reflect its theoretical origins, and cultural equivalence cannot be assumed.

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ID Code: 9777
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: career decision, making self efficacy, CDMSE, SF, content validity
DOI: 10.1177/10672702010003004
ISSN: 1069-0727
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:12

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