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Validation of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale–Short Form across different age groups in the Turkish context

  • Erkan Işık
  • Firuzan Yeğin
  • Sıddıka Koyuncu
  • Ayşe Eser
  • Fatma Çömlekciler
  • Kübra Yıldırım
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Abstract

A short 12-item version of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale–Short Form (CAAS-SF) was validated across three different age groups in the Turkish context. Scale scores demonstrated adequate to high internal consistency and 4-week test–retest reliability, good fit with the original four-factor model, factorial invariance across gender and age groups, strong convergence with the 24-item version, negative associations with trait anxiety and work stress, and positive associations with career decision self-efficacy. It was concluded that the Turkish version of the CAAS-SF appears to be a valid and reliable measure for assessing career adaptability and using it in career education and counseling process.

Keywords

Career adaptability Short form Turkish validation 

Résumé

Validation de la version courte de l’échelle de l’adaptabilité de carrier à travers différents groups d’âge dans un contexte turc. Une version courte à 12 items de l’échelle de l’adaptabilité de carrière (CAAS-SF) a été validée à travers trois groupes d’âge différents dans un contexte turc. Les scores à l’échelle ont montré une consistance interne adéquate à élevée et une fiabilité test–retest de 4 semaines, un bon fit avec le modèle original à quatre facteurs, une invariance factorielle à travers le genre et les groupes d’âge, une forte convergence avec la version à 24 items, une association négative avec l’anxiété et le stress au travail, et une association positive avec le sentiment d’auto-efficacité aux décisions de carrière. Il a été conclut que la version turque du CAAS-SF semble être une mesure valide et fiable pour évaluer l’adaptabilité de carrière et l’utiliser dans le cadre de la formation et de l’orientation professionnelle.

Zusammenfasung

Validierung der Kurzform der Laufbahn-Adaptabilitäts-Skala anhand verschiedener Altersgruppen im Türkischen Kontext. Die 12-Item Kurzform der Laufbahn-Adaptabilitäts-Skala wurde anhand dreier unterschiedlicher Altersgruppen im Türkischen Kontext validiert. Die Skalenwerte zeigten eine mittlere bis hohe interne Konsistenz und 4-Wochen Test–Retest Reliabilität, eine gute Übereinstimmung mit dem original Vier-Faktoren-Modell, Faktorinvarianzen zwischen Geschlecht und Altersgruppen, hohe Konvergenz mit der 24-Item Version, negative Korrelationen mit Ängstlichkeit und arbeitsbezogenem Stress, sowie positive Korrelationen mit berufsbezogener Selbstwirksamkeit. Es wird geschlussfolgert, dass die Türkische Version der CAAS-SF ein valides und reliables Messinstrument für die Erfassung von Laufbahn-Adaptabilität darstellt und somit für die Praxis der Laufbahnberatung geeignet ist.

Resumen

Validación de la escala reducida de habilidades de adaptación de la carrera en diferentes grupos de edad en el contexto turco. Una versión reducida de la escala de habilidades de adaptación de la carrera (CAAS-SF) se validó en tres grupos de edad distintos en el contexto turco. Las puntuaciones de las escalas mostraron una alta consistencia interna y una alta fiabilidad test–retest a 4 semanas, un buen ajuste con el modelo de cuatro factores, una invariancia factorial en los grupos de edad y en el género, una fuerte convergencia con la versión de 24 ítems, asociaciones negativas con rasgos de ansiedad y estrés laboral y asociaciones positivas con la autoeficacia en las decisiones de carrera. Se concluyó que la versión turca del CAAS-SF, se muestra como una medida válida y fiable para evaluar la adaptabilidad de carrera y para su utilización en la educación para la carrera y la orientación.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Dr. Jérôme Rossier for his helpful comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of EducationCyprus International UniversityMersin 10Turkey
  2. 2.Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Graduate School of Educational SciencesNecmettin Erbakan UniversityKonyaTurkey

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