Measuring Career Preparedness Among Adolescents: Development and Validation of the Career Resources Questionnaire—Adolescent Version

Marciniak, Julian; Hirschi, Andreas; Johnston, Claire S.; Hänggli, Madeleine (2021). Measuring Career Preparedness Among Adolescents: Development and Validation of the Career Resources Questionnaire—Adolescent Version. Journal of Career Assessment, 29(1), pp. 164-180. Sage 10.1177/1069072720943838

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Adolescents need to develop career preparedness to successfully transition from school to work. Many factors represent career preparedness, which are difficult to measure comprehensively and economically. We used a career resources framework to assess key aspects of career preparedness among in-school adolescents, and adapted and validated the Career Resources Questionnaire. The questionnaire assesses 12 distinct aspects of career preparedness (i.e., occupational expertise, labor market knowledge, soft skills, career involvement, career confidence, career clarity, social support from school, family, and friends, networking, career exploration, and self-exploration). We demonstrate the reliability, factor structure, and validity evidences based on internal structure and relations with other variables of the new measure among two samples (N1 = 186; N2 = 1,004). In sum, the study indicates that the assessment can be used by researchers and practitioners to reliably and economically assess several key indicators of career preparedness.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Marciniak, Julian; Hirschi, Andreas and Hänggli, Madeleine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1069-0727

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

15 Feb 2021 16:33

Last Modified:

15 Feb 2021 16:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072720943838

Uncontrolled Keywords:

career preparedness, career resources, measurement development, school-to-work

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152140

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152140

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