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Career changes on the horizon: The importance of group norms in interpreting results of career adaptability measures

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This chapter describes a study in a national sample on career adaptability using the Icelandic version of the Career Adapt-Ability Scale (CAAS-I) (Einarsdóttir in J Vocat Behav 89:172-181, 2015). The aim of the research was twofold, to provide group norms for CAAS-I and to examine if participants that saw prospects of change in their careers would score higher on career adaptability. The CAAS-I was administered in a national sample (N = 1575, 15-65 years) as well as a question on future prospects. The purpose of gathering data for group norms is to make the comparison of scores easier and to enrich the interpretation of results in counselling. Two case studies were used to show the usefulness of group norms. The research also examined if and how foreseen career changes are reflected in measures of career adaptability. Participants that found career changes in the future rather or very likely scored significantly higher on four of six scales of the CAAS-I, concern, curiosity, confidence and contribution. These results support Savickas' theory that career adaptability processes are activated when changes occur or as in this case when people see career changes on the horizon.

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Vilhjálmsdóttir, G. (2017). Career changes on the horizon: The importance of group norms in interpreting results of career adaptability measures. In Psychology of Career Adaptability, Employability and Resilience (pp. 375–396). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66954-0_22

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