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The Career Satisfaction Scale: Longitudinal Measurement Invariance and Latent Growth Analysis.


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Author(s): Spurk D, Abele A, Volmer J
Publisher: Wiley
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 84
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 315-326
ISSN: 0963-1798
eISSN: 2044-8325
Language: English

Abstract

The present research analyses the adequacy of the widely used Career Satisfaction Scale (CSS; Greenhaus, Parasuraman, & Wormley, 1990) for measuring change over time. We used data of a sample of 1,273 professionals over a 5-year time period. First, we tested longitudinal measurement invariance of the CSS. Second, we analysed changes in career satisfaction by means of multiple indicator latent growth modelling (MLGM). Results revealed that the CSS can be reliably used in mean change analyses. Altogether, career satisfaction was relatively stable over time; however, we found significant variance in intra-individual growth trajectories and a negative correlation between the initial level of and changes in career satisfaction. Professionals who were initially highly satisfied became less satisfied over time. Theoretical and practical implications with respect to the construct of career satisfaction and its development over time (i.e., alpha, beta, and gamma change) are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)



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APA: Spurk, D., Abele, A., & Volmer, J. (2011). The Career Satisfaction Scale: Longitudinal Measurement Invariance and Latent Growth Analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84(2), 315-326. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02028.x

MLA: Spurk, Daniel, A.E. Abele, and Judith Volmer. "The Career Satisfaction Scale: Longitudinal Measurement Invariance and Latent Growth Analysis." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 84.2 (2011): 315-326.

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