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Measuring change in career counseling: Validation of the Career Futures Inventory-Revised

  • Patrick J. RottinghausEmail author
  • Alec Eshelman
  • Jonathan S. Gore
  • Kari J. Keller
  • Madalyn Schneider
  • Kristine L. Harris
Article

Abstract

This retrospective chart review study examined the factor structure of the Career Futures Inventory-Revised (CFI-R; Rottinghaus et al. in J Career Assess 20:123–139, 2012) and its utility as a career counseling outcome measure using a sample of 332 clients from a university career center. The CFI-R examines career agency and other career adaptability dimensions germane to clients’ career concerns. Confirmatory factor analysis results supported the proposed factor structure. Changes in CFI-R scale scores are reported for 116 clients who received counseling. The use of the CFI-R as an effectiveness outcome measure for individual, group, and classroom career interventions is addressed.

Keywords

Adaptability Maturity Assessment 

Résumé

Mesurer le changement dans le conseil en orientation: Validation de l’ Inventaire Révisé des Futurs Professionnels. Ce dossier rétrospectif présente l’étude qui a examiné la structure factorielle de l’Inventaire Révisé des Futurs Professionnels (CFI-R; Rottinghaus, Buelow, Matyja, & Schneider, 2012) et son utilité en tant que mesure du résultat du conseil en orientation sur un échantillon de 332 clients issus d’un centre de conseil en orientation universitaire. Le CFI-R examine l’agentivité de carrière et les autres dimensions de l’adaptabilité de carrière relatives aux préoccupations de carrière. Les résultats de l’analyse factorielle confirmatoire soutiennent la structure factorielle proposée. Des changements dans les scores de l’échelle CFI-R sont reportés pour 116 clients ayant bénéficié d’un conseil en orientation. L’utilisation du CFI-R en tant que mesure de l’efficacité pour les interventions de carrières individuelles, de groupe et en classe, est discutée.

Zusammenfassung

Veränderungsmessung in der Berufsberatung: Validierung des Career Futures Inventory - Revised. Diese retrospektive Studie untersucht die Faktorenstruktur des Career Futures Inventory-Revised (CFI-R; Rottinghaus, Buelow, Matyja, & Schneider, 2012) und dessen effektiven Nutzen bei der Berufsberatung anhand einer Stichprobe von 332 Klienten eines Hochschulkarrierecenters. Das CFI-R untersucht Handlungsmacht und andere Dimensionen der beruflichen Anpassungsfähigkeit entsprechend den Anliegen der Klienten. Resultate der konfirmatorischen Faktorenanalyse stützen die vorgeschlagene Faktorenstruktur. Änderungen der CFI-R Skalenwerte werden für 116 Klienten berichtet, welche eine Berufsberatung erhalten haben. Den Nutzen des CFI-R, um die Effektivität der Ergebnisse für Individuen, Gruppen und Klassen zu bestimmen, wird thematisiert.

Resumen

Medir el cambio en orientación profesional: Validación del Career Futures Inventory - Revised. Este estudio de revisión retrospectiva gráfica examinó la estructura factorial del Career Futures Inventory-Revised (TPI-R; Rottinghaus, Buelow, Matyja, y Schneider, 2012) y su utilidad como medida de resultados de la orientación profesional utilizando una muestra de 332 clientes de un centro universitario de formación profesional. El TPI-R examina la preferencia profesional y otras dimensiones de adaptabilidad relacionadas con las preocupaciones profesionales de los clientes. Los resultados del análisis factorial confirmatorio apoyaron la estructura factorial propuesta. Los cambios en las puntuaciones de la escala TPI-R son reportados por 116 clientes que recibieron asesoramiento. El uso de la CFI-R como un instrumento eficaz de medida de los resultados de las intervenciones profesionales está indicado a nivel individual, de grupo y de clase.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick J. Rottinghaus
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alec Eshelman
    • 2
  • Jonathan S. Gore
    • 3
  • Kari J. Keller
    • 4
  • Madalyn Schneider
    • 3
  • Kristine L. Harris
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Missouri—ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Southern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA
  3. 3.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA
  4. 4.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  5. 5.Veterans Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care SystemRenoUSA

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