Title: Career anchors self-assessment : in-depth analysis of a German version measuring 9 career anchors
Authors : Schreiber, Marc
Müller, Marianne
Conference details: 13th European Conference on Psychological Assessment, ECPA, Zürich, 22–25 July 2015
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : German
Subject (DDC) : 331: Labor economics
650: Management
Abstract: The career anchors developed by Schein (1975; Schein & van Maanen, 2013) have been continuously refined, and consist of 3 components of the career-self-concept: self-perceived talent and abilities; self-perceived motives and needs; and self-perceived attitudes and values. Schein defines eight career anchors (i.e Technical/functional competence; General managerial competence; Autonomy/independence; Security/stability; Entrepreneurial creativity; Service/dedication to a cause; Pure challenge and Lifestyle) and posits that individuals’ career choices in the past and in the future are affected by the predominant career anchor of a person. In line with today’s call for qualitative and quantitative approaches in career counseling (e.g. Savickas, 2012) career anchors can and should be assessed by a questionnaire supplemented by a qualitative interview. Danziger, Rachman-Moore, and Valency (2008) recommend splitting Entrepreneurial creativity into Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Following this suggestion we will present results of a German version measuring 9 career anchors. In-depth analysis of the factor structure and the differential item functioning (DIF) were conducted with a online sample of 3000 persons. Practical implications for career counselling will be discussed. Practical implications will rely on the use of norm versus raw data and on the combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches in career counselling.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
Publication type: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1995
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