Career maturity: a latent means and covariance structure analysis of Daidalos.

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Source
Scand J Psychol. 2009 Apr;50(2):109-20
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2009
Author
Dybwad Tom-Erik
Author Affiliation
The Regional University of Bodø, Norway. tom-erik.dybwad@hibo.no
Source
Scand J Psychol. 2009 Apr;50(2):109-20
Date
Apr-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Attitude
Career Choice
Decision Making - physiology
Employment - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Humans
Male
Norway
Occupations - statistics & numerical data
Self Concept
Sex Distribution
Social Support
Uncertainty
Young Adult
Abstract
A latent means and covariance structure analysis was conducted to assess the construct validity and construct comparability in the measuring of career maturity across boys and girls. The career maturity inventory has been coined Daidalos. The sample consisted of 2,443 high school students recruited from one county in Norway. Of these, 1,132 were males, and 1,311 were females. The mean age of the participants was 17 years of age. Goodness-of-fit statistics provided support for a five-factor first-order model in which the factor loadings, factor covariances and item intercepts were invariant across groups. Additionally, deltaS-B chi2 was shown to be non-significant for the testing of invariance of the measurement model. Three significant differences in latent means were detected, with boys scoring higher on negative attitudes toward school or dropout intentions, and girls scoring higher on career uncertainty and need for world-of-work information.
PubMed ID
19170969 View in PubMed
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