The Development of Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale

Özlem Ulaş, İbrahim Yıldırım Full Text: PDF (Türkçe)

Abstract

In this study, Career Decision-Making Self Efficacy Scale (CDSS) developed in Turkish cultural context was presented. CDSS’ reliability and validity studies were implemented over the data of 523 college students in total (%82 Female, %18 Male). Validity of CDSS was checked by means of three methods. The first one was content validity. The second one was explanatory factor analysis. Results of the exploratory factor analysis prove that CDSS has five factors. On the other hand, confirmatory factor analysis study was implemented on 424 college students (%79 Female, %21 Male). Results of confirmatory factor analysis indicate that items could be represented with five factors. Reliability analysis of CDSS and factors were done by means of two methods; Cronbach Alpha coefficient and test half method. Reliability coefficients and correlation coefficient of the test and Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficients are indicated as; CDSS, Cronbach Alpha= .97 and rxx = .95. For each of the factors, the reliability coefficients ranged from .74 to .93. The findings obtained indicate that CDSS and its factors are applicable and reliable scales to assess career decision-making self efficacy levels of college students.

Keywords: College students, career, career decision-making, career decision-making self efficacy