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The development and factor structure of a career locus of control scale for use with school pupils

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Millar, Robert and Shevlin, Mark (2007) The development and factor structure of a career locus of control scale for use with school pupils. JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, 33 (3). pp. 224-249. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/0894845306296643

Abstract

This article describes the development and psychometric assessment of a multidimensional, domain-specific Career Locus of Control Scale (CLOC) designed for use with adolescent school pupils engaged in the career development and decision-making process. A 47-item version was administered to 743 school pupils, age 15 or 16 years evenly split between males and females (54% male). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to develop a 20-item scale that represented expectations related to Internality, Luck, Helplessness, and Powerful Others. Estimates of internal reliability of the subscales were high, and scale scores correlated significantly with measures of generalized locus of control and career decision self-efficacy. Overall, the CLOC scale demonstrated promising psychometric properties such that further research appears warranted and required.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:2004
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:55
Last Modified:12 Mar 2012 16:44

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