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dc.contributor.authorAkmal, Sari Z
dc.contributor.authorCreed, Peter A
dc.contributor.authorHood, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-14T23:49:29Z
dc.date.available2020-12-14T23:49:29Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1069-0727
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1069072720976376
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/399910
dc.description.abstractThe 15-item Positive Career Goal Discrepancy Scale was developed to assess emerging adults’ appraisals of the extent to which their current career progress exceeds their set career goals. We generated 32 items based on a literature review, focus groups, and expert reviews, used EFA (N = 244, M age 18.7 years; 65% women) to reduce the number of items, and CFA (N = 254, M age 18.7 years; 68% women) to confirm the factor structure and demonstrate superior reliability at the total score level (ω reliability = .91). Validity testing demonstrated that the scale was distinct from a measure of negative career goal discrepancy and related, as expected, to constructs in the nomological net: correlated positively with career satisfaction and optimism, and negatively with negative career goal discrepancy. The scale is a useful addition to the career literature and is likely to stimulate research into positive career goal progress in young people.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Career Assessment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied and developmental psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTesting, assessment and psychometrics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode520108
dc.titleThe Positive Career Goal Discrepancy Scale: Development and Initial Validation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAkmal, SZ; Creed, PA; Hood, M; Duffy, A, The Positive Career Goal Discrepancy Scale: Development and Initial Validation, Journal of Career Assessment
dc.date.updated2020-12-03T04:55:03Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.
gro.rights.copyrightAkmal, SZ; Creed, PA; Hood, M; Duffy, A, The Positive Career Goal Discrepancy Scale: Development and Initial Validation, Journal of Career Assessment. Copyright 2020 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorCreed, Peter A.
gro.griffith.authorHood, Michelle H.
gro.griffith.authorDuffy, Amanda L.


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