Construction and Standardization of the Native Scale of Successful Transition of Students from University to Work

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Department of Counseling, Scince and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor Department of counseling, faculty of education and psychology, Alzahra university, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Counseling, Science and Research Branch. Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Aim: The present study aimed to develop a native scale for measuring successful transition from university to work based on the researchers' database and to examine its psychometric properties.
Method: The research employed a descriptive test-making approach. A sample of 436 final-semester undergraduate students from Isfahan University was selected using convenience sampling. Item analysis, content, face, simultaneous criterion validity, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were utilized to assess the factor structure of the scale, while Cronbach's alpha coefficient and retest reliability were examined for its reliability.
Results: Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two-factor, 9-item structure with good fit indices. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the validity of the scale. Convergent validity was supported by significant positive correlations between the scale dimensions and the career employability scale and the career decision-making self-efficacy questionnaire. Divergent validity was confirmed through correlations between the scale dimensions and the career indecision questionnaire. Internal consistency, as measured by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, was high at 0.89, indicating good reliability. The retest coefficient, conducted with a two-week interval, was 0.86. These results supported the adequacy of the measurement scale for assessing successful transition from university to work.
Conclusion: The native successful transition scale presents a new and reliable tool for measuring students' successful transition from university to work.


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