Comparing two career adaptability measures for career construction theory : relations with boundaryless mindset and protean career attitudes
Chan, Kim Yin
Uy, Marilyn A.
Ho, Moon-Ho Ringo
Chernyshenko, Oleksandr S.
Yu, Kang-Yang Trevor
Date of Issue2014
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
We examined the constructs underlying the Career Maturity Inventory-Adaptability Form (CMI-C) and the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS). Data from 852 university students indicated that the second-order factors for both scales correlate .43, suggesting that they measure different yet related constructs. All three subscales of the CMI-C correlate most with the “concern” subscale of the CAAS rather than with the corresponding subscale. It appears that the CMI-C is a measure of particular career adaptability for choosing a career whereas the CAAS is a global measure of career adaptability for dealing with all of the tasks of vocational development across the life span. Regression analyses show that the CMI-C does not add to the prediction of boundaryless mindset and protean career attitudes over the CAAS. Relationships between the CMI-C and CAAS with entrepreneurial, professional, and leadership career motivation profiles showed that the CAAS is more strongly related to boundaryless mindset and protean career attitudes, while the CMI-C appears to relate to more traditional (professional and leadership) career motivations.
DRNTU::Business::Operations management::Business ethics
Journal of vocational behavior
© 2014 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Vocational Behavior, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.11.006].