Next Article in Journal
Conclusion: Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Deafness
Previous Article in Journal
If a Tree Falls: Business Students Learning Active Citizenship from Environmentalists
Open AccessArticle

A Confirmatory Evaluation of an Educational Orientation Tool for Pre-University Students

1
Department of Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education, Faculty of Education and Sport Science, University of Granada, 52005 Melilla, Spain
2
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Education and Sport Science, University of Granada, 52005 Melilla, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(4), 285; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9040285
Received: 17 October 2019 / Revised: 21 November 2019 / Accepted: 26 November 2019 / Published: 1 December 2019
This study incorporates the design and validation of a questionnaire for the evaluation of Careers Advisory Services and the systematic processes that influence it (family, peer groups, socioeconomic status, etc.). In addition, it examines its psychometric properties within a multicultural population of students attending educational centres in the south of Spain. It seeks to create a valid instrument that is reliable as a measurement tool and useful for evaluating decision making situations relevant to the future working context. A perspective of working life is given through consideration of the degree choices made by those involved in the decision-making process. The metrics used showed high content and construct validity. Structural equation modelling (SEM) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were employed. Indicators described by Wald and Lagrange were used to examine and modify the model in order to obtain a model that best fits relevant theory and goodness of fit criteria. View Full-Text
Keywords: systematic processes; family; educational orientation; confirmatory factor; pre-university systematic processes; family; educational orientation; confirmatory factor; pre-university
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Olmos-Gómez, M.C.; Luque-Suárez, M.; Cuevas-Rincón, J.M. A Confirmatory Evaluation of an Educational Orientation Tool for Pre-University Students. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 285.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop