The structure of the career beliefs inventory on a sample of italian high school students

Timothy R. Hess, Terence Tracey, Laura Nota, Lea Ferrari, Salvatore Soresi

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This study was an examination of the validity of Krumboltz's Career Beliefs Inventory in a sample of Italian high school students (N = 256). The factor structure was examined at the item level using exploratory factor analysis. A five-factor structure emerged during analysis highlighting beliefs about Career Confidence, Career Activity, Career Independence, Career Flexibility, and Career Positivity. These factors appear to have little overlap with the results of other studies examining American and other cross-national samples. The factor scores were correlated with several career measures to aid interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-243
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2009



  • Career assessment
  • Career beliefs
  • Cross-cultural assessment
  • High school students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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