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2012;20:123-139. doi: 10.1177/1069072711420849.

The Career Futures Inventory-Revised: Measuring dimensions of career adaptability.

Journal of Career Assessment

Kristine L Buelow, Anna Matyja, Madalyn R Schneider

UIID-EM: 74 Bookshelf ID: 2012-09720-001 DOI: 10.1177/1069072711420849


This study reports the development and initial validation of the Career Futures Inventory–Revised (CFI-R) in two large samples of university students. The 28-item CFI-R assesses aspects of career adaptability, including positive career planning attitudes, general outcome expectations, and components of Parsons' tripartite model and Bandura's personal agency. Results revealed five internally consistent subscales: career agency, occupational awareness, support, work–life balance, and negative career outlook. Changes from the original CFI include a measure of career agency, including content addressing self-awareness, control, and self-efficacy for managing career transitions; and measures of relational components. Convergent and discriminant validity of the CFI-R subscales were examined related to measures of career decision status, difficulties, and self-efficacy, as well as dispositional optimism and coping styles. The CFI-R can aid in the understanding of current attitudes toward a variety of career transitions and enhance the effectiveness of career counseling by addressing clients' concerns in a changing occupational world. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)

Keywords: Career Futures Inventory–Revised; university students

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