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Confirmatory factor analysis of the career decision-making self-efficacy scale among South African university students

MB Watson, HJ Brand, GB Stead, R R Ellis
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 27, No 1 | a774 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v27i1.774 | © 2001 MB Watson, HJ Brand, GB Stead, R R Ellis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 December 2001 | Published: 05 December 2001

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MB Watson, University of Port Elizabeth
HJ Brand, University of Stellenbosch
GB Stead,
R R Ellis,

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Abstract

There is a need for South African researchers to explore the potential utility of career decision-making self-efficacy in understanding the career behaviour of tertiary students. Given the lack of standardised measures for this construct, the responses of 364 South African university students to the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale : Short Form (CDMSE-SF) were analysed using item statistics, Cronbachs alpha and confirmatory factor analysis to determine whether items supported the theorized subscales.

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Dit is noodsaaklik vir Suid-Afrikaanse navorsers om die potensiele bruikbaarheid van loopbaanbesluitnemmgself-doeltreffendheid ("career decision-making self-efficacy") te ondersoek in n poging om die tersiere studente beter te begryp. Gegewe die gebrek aan gestandaardiseerde meetinstrumente vir hierdie konstruk, is response van 364 Suid-Afrikaanse universiteitstudente op die Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale: Short Form (CDMSE-SF) met behulp van itemontleding, Cronbach se alpha en bevestigende faktorontleding ontleed, om te bepaal of die vraelys-items die teoretiese subskale ondersteun.

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