The reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Student Career Construction Inventory

Xiaochuan Jiang1, Yizhuo Li2, Yanhui Hou3, Nicholas Chima4, Jianfeng Yang5
1College of Political Science and Law, Jiangxi Normal University, People’s Republic of China
2Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, People’s Republic of China
3School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, United States
4Center for International Programs, University of Dayton, United States
5School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Jiang, X., Li, Y., Hou, Y., Chima, N., & Yang, J. (2022). The reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Student Career Construction Inventory. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 50(5), e11421.

Volume 50 Issue 5 | e11421 | Published: May 2022 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.11421

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Although the Student Career Construction Inventory (SCCI) has been used in many countries to measure the career adapting responses of college students, the applicability of the SCCI for use with Chinese college students has not yet been tested. Thus, we analyzed data from 411 college students who completed the SCCI and other related scales. The results support the second-order factor structure of the SCCI, and we found that the four dimensions, and the SCCI as a whole, were reliable. Students who scored higher on the SCCI scored higher on measures of career exploration, career planning, and career engagement, supporting the high congruent validity of the SCCI. Students with higher SCCI scores also showed stronger vocational identity and higher academic achievement, supporting the high criterion validity of the measure. Finally, the SCCI demonstrated scalar invariance across genders. Generally, the results show that the Chinese version of the SCCI is a valid and reliable scale for assessing college students’ career adaptation thoughts and behaviors.

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