Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-20336
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The change-inventory for career counseling : an instrument for measuring counseling-correlated changes
Authors: Toggweiler, Stephan
Künzli, Hansjörg
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01916
10.21256/zhaw-20336
Published in: Frontiers in Psychology
Volume(Issue): 11
Issue: 1916
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 1664-1078
Language: English
Subjects: Career counseling; Job counseling; Career guidance; Counseling-correlated change; Evaluation; VIL
Subject (DDC): 158: Applied psychology
Abstract: Psychometric properties of a 23-item inventory that measures five correlates of career counseling for evaluation purposes are presented. The dimensions were developed bottom-up. The construction sample consisted of 3316 adult clients of public career counseling services in Switzerland, who were assessed within a naturalistic multicenter evaluation study with pre-post design. The inventory proved reliable (Cronbach’s a between 0.72 and 0.82, McDonnald’s & between 0.73 and 0.81). Concerning validity, the dimensions were supported by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (CFI = 0.910, SRMR = 0.044, RMSEA = 0.056). Configural, metric and scalar measurement invariance of gender (female vs. male) and age group (<30 vs. ≥30 years) was also supported. Pre-post changes are medium to large. Practical use and theoretical localization among related German-language instruments are discussed.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/20336
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
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