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Development and Validation of the Career Competencies Indicators (CCI)

Francis-Smythe, Jan, Haase, Sandra, Thomas, Erica and Steele, Catherine (2013) Development and Validation of the Career Competencies Indicators (CCI). Journal of Career Assessment, 21 (2). pp. 227-248. ISSN 1069-0727

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This paper describes the development and validation of the Career Competencies Indicator (CCI); a 43-item measure to assess career competencies. Following an extensive literature review, a comprehensive item generation process involving consultation with subject matter experts, a pilot study and a factor analytic study on a large sample yielded a seven factor structure; goal setting and career planning, self-knowledge, job-performance, career-related skills, knowledge of (office) politics, career guidance and networking, and feedback seeking and self-presentation. Coefficient alpha reliabilities of the seven dimensions ranged from .93 to .81. Convergent validity was established by showing below chance similarity between CCI sub-scales, and discrminant validity between the CCI sub-scales and the big five personality scales. The results also suggested criterion-related validity of the CCI, since career competencies were found to jointly predict objective and subjective career success.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: career competencies, career development, career self management, competency measurement, scale development, career success
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Jan Francis-Smythe
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:58

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