A short form of the Career Futures Inventory

McIlveen, Peter and Burton, Lorelle J. and Beccaria, Gavin (2013) A short form of the Career Futures Inventory. Journal of Career Assessment, 21 (1). pp. 127-138. ISSN 1069-0727

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the international transferability and structural validity of the Career Futures Inventory (CFI) in a sample of Australian university students (N = 1,566). Exploratory factor analysis of the data from a random half-split of the sample supported a three-factor solution equivalent to the original CFI subscales, Career Optimism, Career Adaptability, and Perceived Knowledge. Confirmatory factor analysis of the data from the remaining random half-split supported the structural validity of a short form, the CFI-9. The subscales of the CFI-9 had acceptable internal consistencies and correlations with measures of academic major satisfaction, career choice satisfaction, and generalized self-efficacy. It was concluded that the properties of the CFI and the CFI-9 were sufficient to explore their application as measures of perceptions of employability. It was suggested that the CFI-9 has potential as a diagnostic screening tool for counseling and educational interventions.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 02:46
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 02:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career Futures Inventory; short form; CFI-9; employability; optimism; adaptability
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010401 Applied Statistics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1069072712450493
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22915

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