Factorial Invariance of the Indecision Scale of the Career Decision Scale: A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
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The Career Development Quarterly
Volume 61, Issue 3, pages 249–255, September 2013
How to Cite
Feldt, R. C. (2013), Factorial Invariance of the Indecision Scale of the Career Decision Scale: A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The Career Development Quarterly, 61: 249–255. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2013.00053.x
- Issue published online: 4 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
- Received 06/02/12; Revised 09/17/12; Accepted 09/17/12
- career indecision;
- measurement invariance;
- confirmatory factor analysis
Results of a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (N= 686) indicated factorial invariance of a 3-factor model of the Indecision scale of the Career Decision Scale (CDS; Osipow, Carney, Winer, Yanico, & Koschier, 1976). Differential item function was not observed when ΔCFI (comparative fit index) was used for comparison of models, thus indicating strong measurement invariance across gender. Men had significantly greater latent means for all 3 dimensions of career indecision. Given the multidimensional structure, use of the CDS may provide an initial step to help practitioners identify possible factors that are responsible for a client's career indecision. Clients may need assistance for initiating a career search, information to help them identify career possibilities for a chosen major, or detailed information concerning several possible careers that are under consideration.