The career exploration outcome expectations scale- Turkish: Adaptation and validation
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This study was conducted to investigate the validity evidence of an adapted scale that was originally developed in a different culture to assess middle school students’ career exploration outcome expectations. The adaptation and validation process included five steps: (a) translation (b) confirmatory factor analysis, (c) measurement invariance studies, (d) calculation of Pearson correlation coefficient between the adapted scale scores and relevant scale scores and (e) calculation of internal consistency. The study sample included 944 middle school students. It was concluded that there is enough evidence to claim that the adapted scale has sufficient language, construct, and concurrent validity. There was also sufficient evidence to claim strong measurement invariance by gender. The internal consistency coefficient of the scale was acceptable (alpha = 0.79). The theoretical and managerial implications of the study were discussed in detail.
KeywordsCareer exploration Outcome expectations Adaptation Validation
We would like to thank Dr. Burak Aydın, our colleague at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University. He provided supervision on how to utilize the programming language R to carry out factor analysis and measurement-invariance analysis.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
Conflict of Interest
Serkan V. Sari declares that there is no conflict of interest and Fatih Camadan declares that there is no conflict of interest.
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