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Analysis of the professional choice self-efficacy scale using the Rasch-Andrich rating scale model

  • Rodolfo A. M. Ambiel
  • Ana Paula Porto Noronha
  • Lucas de Francisco Carvalho
Article

Abstract

The aim of this research was to analyze the psychometrics properties of the professional choice self-efficacy scale (PCSES), using the Rasch-Andrich rating scale model. The PCSES assesses four factors: self-appraisal, gathering occupational information, practical professional information search and future planning. Participants were 883 Brazilian high school students. The results showed the unidimensionality of each of the four factors. Items tended to be easily endorsed by the sample, and the data were well adjusted to the model. A clear representation of each of the four response categories was observed. Practical implications are discussed.

Keywords

Career self-efficacy Rasch model Psychometrics 

Résumé

Analyse de l’échelle du sentiment d’efficacité personnelle dans le choix professionnel à l’aide du modèle d’échelle de mesure de Rasch-Andrich. L’objectif de cette recherche était d’analyser les qualités psychométriques de l’échelle du sentiment d’efficacité personnelle dans le choix professionnel (PCSES) en utilisant le modèle d’échelle de mesure de Rasch-Andrich. Le PCSES mesure quatre facteurs: l’auto-évaluation, la réunion d’information sur les professions, la recherche d’informations concrètes sur le monde professionnel et la planification du futur. Les participants se composaient de 883 étudiants de lycées brésiliens. Les résultats montrent l’unicité de chacun des quatre facteurs. Les items ont été facilement choisis par l’échantillon et les données étaient bien ajustées au modèle. Une représentation claire de chacune des quatre catégories de réponses a été observée. Les implications pratiques sont discutées.

Zusammenfassung

Eine Analyse der Skala zur Selbstwirksamkeit zur Berufswahl mit dem Rasch-Andrich Modell. Das Ziel dieser Untersuchung war es, die psychometrischen Eigenschaften der Skala zur Selbstwirksamkeit zur Berufswahl (PCSES) mit dem Rasch-Andrich Verfahren zu analysieren. Die PCSES erfasst vier Faktoren: Selbsteinschätzung, das Sammeln von Berufsinformationen, praktische Berufsinformationssuche und Zukunftsplanung. Die Teilnehmer der Studie waren 883 brasilianische Schüler. Die Ergebnisse zeigten eine Eindimensionalitat von jedem der vier Faktoren. Die Items wurden durch die Stichprobe bestätigt und die Daten passten gut zum theoretischen Modell. Jede der vier Antwortkategorien war eindeutig repräsentiert. Praktische Implikationen werden diskutiert.

Resumen

Análisis de la Escala de Autoeficacia de la Elección Profesional usando el modelo de escala de valoración Rasch-Andrich. Esta investigación analizó las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Autoeficacia en la Elección Profesional (EAEP/PCSES), usando el modelo de escala de valoración Rasch-Andrich. La (EAEP/PCSES evalúa cuatro factores: autovaloración, recogida de información ocupacional, búsqueda de información profesional práctica y planificación futura. Participaron 883 estudiantes de Educación Secundaria de Brasil. Los resultados mostraron la unidimensionalidad de cada uno de los cuatro factores. Los items fueron respaldados fácilmente por la muestra; los datos se ajustaron bien al modelo y se observó una clara representación de cada una de las cuatro categorías de respuestas. Se discuten las implicaciones prácticas del estudio.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodolfo A. M. Ambiel
    • 1
  • Ana Paula Porto Noronha
    • 1
  • Lucas de Francisco Carvalho
    • 1
  1. 1.Postgraduate Program for Studies in PsychologyUniversidade São FranciscoItatibaBrazil

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