Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Emily Bullock-Yowell

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Eric Dahlen

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Richard Mohn

Committee Member 3 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Abstract

The CASVE Cycle Questionnaire (CASVE-CQ) was developed to assess an individual’s progress in the CASVE cycle. A multi-phase development process was utilized, which included: initial item development, review by the current targeted demographic (i.e., college students), expert review, measure pilot, and measure administration with item refinement at each of the first three phases. Additionally, the CASVE-CQ identifies those who may have passed over important components of the CASVE cycle. As hypothesized and consistent with guided theory, exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 6 factor measure consisting of 55 items. Validity was supported through correlations between the CASVE-CQ and the identity subscale of the My Vocational Situation (MVS; Holland, Daiger, & Power, 1980), Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ; Gati, Krausz, & Osipow, 1996), Career Commitment Measure (CCM; Carson & Bedeian, 1994), and the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI; Sampson, Peterson, Lenz, Reardon, & Saunders, 1998). The CASVE-CQ allows both researchers and practitioners to be able to assess the career decision-making progress of individuals grounded in theory.

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