Exploring the construct validity of the Career Well-being Scale for its potential application as a career development tool in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic career space

African Journal of Career Development


 
 
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Title Exploring the construct validity of the Career Well-being Scale for its potential application as a career development tool in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic career space
 
Creator Coetzee, Melinde Ferreira, Nadia Potgieter, Ingrid L.
 
Subject — autonomous career motives; career meaningfulness; career well-being scale; networking/social support; work volition
Description Background: There is limited empirical research on the construct and measurement of career well-being. Individuals’ career well-being is of great relevance in counteracting the unsettling effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and the concomitant shift into increasing remote and digital means of working.Objective: The aim of the study was to explore the construct validity of the career well-being scale (CWS) and its usefulness as a career development tool in challenging circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic.Method: The CWS was administered to (N = 290) managers (71%) and staff (29%) employed in the services industry across South Africa (70%), Europe (15%) and Africa (15%). The construct validity of the CWS was explored by means of confirmatory factor analysis.Results: The results corroborated the three-factor multidimensionality of the CWS and that the scale has a hierarchical structure (i.e. the three sub-scale factors can be represented by a higher level factor of career well-being).Conclusion: This study contributed to the career development research literature by validating the usefulness and multidimensionality of the CWS for the study sample. The CWS may potentially be useful in career development interventions focused on restoring clients’ perceived loss of autonomy and work volition when facing adversity and career distress.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-09-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajcd.v3i1.39
 
Source African Journal of Career Development; Vol 3, No 1 (2021); 9 pages 2617-7471 2709-7420
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/39/150 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/39/151 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/39/154 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/39/155
 
Coverage — 2020s world of work —
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Melinde Coetzee, Nadia Ferreira, Ingrid L. Potgieter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0