Psychometric examination of the Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and the Career Decision-Making Process (CDMP) scales

Greta Mazzetti, Rita Chiesa, Dina Guglielmi, Gerardo Petruzziello

Accepted April 30, 2018

First published April 30, 2018

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.281.5

Abstract

The current study was aimed to validate two scales, potentially jointly used, focused on the four dimensions of Psychological Capital (i.e., hope, resilience, self-efficacy and optimism) and the four facets of Career Decision-Making Process (i.e., career choice anxiety, perceived instrumentality of education, career decision-making self-efficacy and career planning attitude) among middle school students. In Study 1 the PsyCap and CDMP scales were developed and evaluated through a principal component analysis (N = 602). In Study 2 a confirmatory factor analysis (N = 989) was performed in order to validate the four-dimensional structure of the scales. The obtained results provided evidence for two theoretically grounded 16-item scales composed of four factors each: the PsyCap and the CDMP scales. The PsyCap and the CDMP scales are valid self-report measures assessing the key dimensions of psychological capital and the resources able to ease the career decision-making process.

Psychometric examination of the Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and the Career Decision-Making Process (CDMP) scales

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