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The Career Satisfaction Scale in Context: A Test for Measurement Invariance across Four Occupational Groups.


Publication Details
Author(s): Spurk D, Abele A, Volmer J
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 23
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 191-209
ISSN: 1069-0727

Abstract

Analyzed the influence of occupational context on the conceptualization of career satisfaction as measured by the Career Satisfaction Scale (CSS). In a sample of 729 highly educated professionals (mean age 42 years), a cross-occupational (i.e., physicians, economists, engineers, and teachers) measurement invariance analysis was performed. Results show that the CSS was conceptualized according to occupational group membership; that is, four of the five items of the scale showed measurement variance. More specifically, the relative importance, the response biases, and the reliabilities associated with different career satisfaction content domains measured by the CSS (i.e., achieved success, overall career goals, goals for advancement, goals for income, and goals for development of new skills) varied by occupational context. However, results of a comparison between manifest and latent mean differences between the occupational groups revealed that the observed measurement variance did not affect the estimation of mean differences. It is concluded that occupational groups vary in context, and that occupational context is an important variable to be considered when researching career success and subjective career evaluations.



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APA: Spurk, D., Abele, A., & Volmer, J. (2015). The Career Satisfaction Scale in Context: A Test for Measurement Invariance across Four Occupational Groups. Journal of Career Assessment, 23(2), 191-209. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1069072714535019

MLA: Spurk, Daniel, A.E. Abele, and Judith Volmer. "The Career Satisfaction Scale in Context: A Test for Measurement Invariance across Four Occupational Groups." Journal of Career Assessment 23.2 (2015): 191-209.

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