Career Adapt-Abilities Scale—Iran Form: psychometric properties and relationships with career satisfaction and entrepreneurial intentions

McKenna, Bernard, Zacher, Hannes, Sattari Ardabili, Farzad and Mohebbi, Hassan (2016) Career Adapt-Abilities Scale—Iran Form: psychometric properties and relationships with career satisfaction and entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 93 81-91. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2016.01.004


Author McKenna, Bernard
Zacher, Hannes
Sattari Ardabili, Farzad
Mohebbi, Hassan
Title Career Adapt-Abilities Scale—Iran Form: psychometric properties and relationships with career satisfaction and entrepreneurial intentions
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
1095-9084
Publication date 2016-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.01.004
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 93
Start page 81
End page 91
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the psychometric properties of a Persian translation of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS—Iran Form) and its relationships with career satisfaction, business opportunity identification, and entrepreneurial intentions. It was hypothesized that career adaptability relates positively to these three outcomes, even when controlling for demographic and employment characteristics. Data were provided by 204 workers from Iran. Results showed that the overall CAAS score and sub-dimension scores (concern, control, curiosity, and confidence) were highly reliable. Moreover, confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the CAAS—Iran Form measures four distinct dimensions that can be combined into a higher-order career adaptability factor. Findings also demonstrated criterion-related validity of the scale with regard to career satisfaction and entrepreneurial intentions. In contrast, overall career adaptability was not significantly related to opportunity identification, while concern related positively, and control related negatively to opportunity identification. Overall, the CAAS—Iran Form has very good psychometric properties and predicts important career outcomes, suggesting that it can be used for career counseling and future research with Persian-speaking workers.
Keyword CAAS
Career adapt-abilities
Career adaptability
Career satisfaction
Entrepreneurship
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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