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Canonical correlation analysis of the career attitudes and strategies inventory and the adult career concerns inventory

Charlene C Lew, Gideon P De Bruin
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 32, No 3 | a436 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v32i3.436 | © 2006 Charlene C Lew, Gideon P De Bruin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 April 2006 | Published: 23 April 2006

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Charlene C Lew, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Gideon P De Bruin, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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This study investigated the relationships between the scales of the Adult Career Concerns Inventory (ACCI) and those of the Career Attitudes and Strategies Inventory (CASI). The scores of 202 South African adults for the two inventories were subjected to a canonical correlation analysis. Two canonical variates made statistically significant contributions to the explanation of the relationships between the two sets of variables. Inspection of the correlations of the original variables with the first canonical variate suggested that a high level of career concerns in general, as measured by the ACCI, is associated with high levels of career worries, more geographical barriers, a low risk-taking style and a non-dominant interpersonal style, as measured by the CASI. The second canonical variate suggested that concerns with career exploration and advancement of one’s career is associated with low job satisfaction, low family commitment, high work involvement, and a dominant style at work.


Career concerns; Career strategies; Adult Career Concerns Inventory; Careeer Attitudes and Strategies Inventory


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