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TitleSocial Competence and Career Development: Validation of a Scale with Secondary Students
Other titlesCompetencia social y desarrollo profesional: validación de una escala de estudiantes secundarios
Author(s)Pinto, Joana Carneiro
Taveira, Maria do Céu
Faria, Liliana
Candeias, Adelinda
Keywordssocial competence
career development
adolescence
competencia social
desarrollo profesional
adolescentes
análisis factorial confirmatorio
adolescents
confirmatory factor analysis
Issue date2015
PublisherPontificia Universidad Javeriana
JournalUniversitas Psychologica
CitationCarneiro, J., Taveira, M. C., Faria, L., & Candeias, A. (2015). Social competence and career development: validation of a scale with secondary students Universitas Psychologica, 14(3), 889-898. http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana. upsy14-3.sccd
Abstract(s)This/paper presents a validation study of the Perceived Social Competence in Career Scale (SCCarS). The sample included 571 adolescents, 283 girls (49.6%) and 287 boys (50.3%), aged 14 to 25 years old (mu=16.33 +/- 1.41), 10th and 11th grade students attending secondary schools in the northern, central and southern Portugal. Exploratory factor analysis indicates the presence of eight factors, with eigenvalues superior to 1.00, explaining 79.16% of the total variance of the items. Confirmatory factor analysis provided support to the factorial structure of eight factors, with adequate fit indices (chi(2)/df=4.229, CFI=0.909, GFI=0.869, RMSEA=0.079, p=0.000). These results are consistent with the factorial structure found in previous studies carried out with Portuguese samples from 8th grade. Implications are drawn related to the need for further study of the psychometric characteristics of the SCCarS with young people from different age groups.
Este trabajo presenta un estudio de validación de la Escala de Competencia Social Percibida en la Carrera (ECSCar). La muestra incluyó 571 adolescentes, 283 mujeres (49.6%) y 287 hombres (50.3%), de 14 a 25 años de edad (µ=16.33±1.41), estudiantes de 10° y 11° grado de escuelas secundarias en el norte, centro y sur de Portugal. El análisis factorial exploratorio indica la presencia de ocho factores con valores propios superiores a 1.00, que explican 79.16% de la varianza total de los ítems. El análisis factorial confirmatorio apoya la estructura factorial de ocho factores con los índices de ajuste adecuados (X2/df=4.229, CFI= 0.909, GFI= 0.869, RMSEA = 0.079, p= 0.000). Estos resultados son consistentes con la estructura factorial encontrada en estudios previos realizados con muestras de portugueses de 8° grado. Se elaboran implicaciones relativas a la necesidad de un mayor estudio de las características psicométricas de la ECSCar con jóvenes de diferentes grupos de edad.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/54267
DOI10.11144/javeriana.upsy14-3.sccd
ISSN1657-9267
e-ISSN2011-2777
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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