ASSESSING PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE CAREER DECISION MAKING DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE

Biljana Blazhevska-Stoilkovska, Nikolina Kenig

Abstract


The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Career Decision Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ; Gati & Osipow, 1996) by analyzing
its internal consistency and factor structure. The instrument was administered to 256 students in their fourth/final year of study in several secondary schools located in Skopje during the regular classes. It was found that internal consistency of all subscales ranged from α = .53 to α = .84, while the overall measure was highly reliable (α = .91). Factor analysis (method of principal axis factoring) showed that the indicators of career indecision were classified into eight factors. Despite certain differences, the resulting structure was similar to the structure reported by the authors of the questionnaire. The
findings are discussed by comparing the obtained factor structure to that of the original questionnaire, taking into account the potential impact of cultural factors. Directions for
further research are outlined, as well.

Keywords: career indecision, factor analysis, internal structure, career decision making, secondary school students


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