Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI)

Muna Saif Al-Kalbani, Amala Salleh

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    Abstract

    The paper reports a study which develops a career decision-making indicator scale for school students. Using data from 1880 high school students, a series of five studies developed and validated a measure of the Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI) tailored to adolescents in Oman. The CDMI measures the individual along eight dimensions: Decidedness, Comfort, Career Choice Anxiety, External Barrier, Need for Career Information, Readiness, Career Salience, and Inconsistent Information. The scale has been validated through a scientific method in order to ensure its reliability and validity. Two advanced statistical methods were used, namely: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory factors analysis (CFA). The EFA was used to identify the underlying dimensions of each construct of the instrument, while CFA was used to confirm the dimension and to analyze the fitness of the data collected in hypothesized model. The results provide evidence that the developed scale achieved sound psychometric properties. The overall reliability value of Cronbach's Alpha was .935. The result of EFA showed that, the Career Decision Making Indicator construct produced eight significant factors. The CFA results showed that the goodness-of-fit indices for the hypothesized model were as follows: χ 2 =1674.711, df= 674, CMIN/df= 2.485, CFI=.917, GFI= .930, AGFI=.919, PCOLOSE =1.00 and RMSEA =.036; each of the indices was above the threshold value. Results imply that CDMI is a valid measure to describe the career decision pattern among adolescents. However further studies are recommended to further validate the scale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages2146-2153
    Number of pages8
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventWorld Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010 - Antalya, Turkey
    Duration: 22 Apr 201025 Apr 2010

    Other

    OtherWorld Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010
    CountryTurkey
    CityAntalya
    Period22/4/1025/4/10

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    Statistical Factor Analysis
    Decision Making
    career
    decision making
    factor analysis
    Oman
    Students
    Career Choice
    Psychometrics
    Reproducibility of Results
    adolescent
    Anxiety
    statistical method
    fitness
    psychometrics
    school
    student
    anxiety
    evidence
    Values

    Keywords

    • Career salience
    • Comfort
    • Decidedness
    • External barrier
    • Readiness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

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    Al-Kalbani, M. S., & Salleh, A. (2010). Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI). In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 5, pp. 2146-2153) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.428

    Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI). / Al-Kalbani, Muna Saif; Salleh, Amala.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5 2010. p. 2146-2153.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Al-Kalbani, MS & Salleh, A 2010, Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI). in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 5, pp. 2146-2153, World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010, Antalya, Turkey, 22/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.428
    Al-Kalbani MS, Salleh A. Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI). In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5. 2010. p. 2146-2153 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.428
    Al-Kalbani, Muna Saif ; Salleh, Amala. / Developing a Career Decision Making Indicator (CDMI). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5 2010. pp. 2146-2153
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