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Cross-Cultural Validation of Assessment Instruments Used in Career Counselling and Guidance in the Nordic countries : Etic and Emic Approaches (2020)


Einarsdóttir, Sif; Björnsdóttir, Mariá Dóra; Lerkkanen, Jukka (2020). Cross-Cultural Validation of Assessment Instruments Used in Career Counselling and Guidance in the Nordic countries : Etic and Emic Approaches. In Hagaseth Haug, Erik; Hooley, Tristram; Kettunen, Jaana; Thomsen, Rie (Eds.) Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries, Career Development Series, 9. Leiden: Brill, 177-189. DOI: 10.1163/9789004428096_012


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All authors or editors: Einarsdóttir, Sif; Björnsdóttir, Mariá Dóra; Lerkkanen, Jukka

Parent publication: Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries

Parent publication editors: Hagaseth Haug, Erik; Hooley, Tristram; Kettunen, Jaana; Thomsen, Rie

ISBN: 978-90-04-42808-9

eISBN: 978-90-04-42809-6

Journal or series: Career Development Series

ISSN: 2542-9809

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 9

Pages range: 177-189

Number of pages in the book: 359

Publisher: Brill

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004428096_012

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71559


Abstract

The cross-cultural application and research on assessment instruments used in career counselling and guidance in the Nordic countries is discussed. Three examples where etic and emic approaches to establish the cross-cultural validity of American instruments in Finland and Iceland are described. These are the Career Thoughts Inventory, vocational interest inventories and a measure of career adaptability. These efforts show that contextual factors influence the responses to imported measures. Emic approaches are needed to fully test the applicability of assessment instruments as well as theoretical constructs developed in other cultures, but used in career counselling in the Nordic countries.


Keywords: career planning; choice of profession; career guidance; evaluation methods; comparative research


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Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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