Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS-International)

The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) consists of four scales, each with six items. The four scales measure concern, control, curiosity, and confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas. A short form also exists. 

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management,
Responsible Decision Making,
Relationship Skills,
Social Awareness
Subdomain

Career Adaptability, Concern, Control, Curiosity, Confidence

Grades
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Chinese,
Other
Other Language/s
French, Portuguese, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Turkish, German, Greek, Japanese, Indonesian
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
25 items
Qualifications

Not indicated

Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

Mark L. Savickas

msavicka@kent.edu

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Ocampo, A. C. G., Restubog, S. L. D., Liwag, M. E., Wang, L., & Petelczyc, C. (2018). My spouse is my strength: Interactive effects of perceived organizational and spousal support in predicting career adaptability and career outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior108, 165-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.08.001 

Shin, Y. J., & Lee, J. Y. (2019). Self‐Focused Attention and Career Anxiety: The Mediating Role of Career Adaptability. The Career Development Quarterly67(2), 110-125. https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12175 

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Porfeli, E. J., & Savickas, M. L. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-USA Form: Psychometric properties and relation to vocational identity. Journal of Vocational Behavior80(3), 748-753. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2012.01.009

Savickas, M. L., & Porfeli, E. J. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale: Construction, reliability, and measurement equivalence across 13 countries. Journal of Vocational Behavior80(3), 661-673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2012.01.011

Tolentino, L. R., Garcia, P. R. J. M., Lu, V. N., Restubog, S. L. D., Bordia, P., & Plewa, C. (2014). Career adaptation: The relation of adaptability to goal orientation, proactive personality, and career optimism. Journal of Vocational Behavior84(1), 39-48. https://doi.org/j.jvb.2013.11.004 

Short Form:

Maggiori, C., Rossier, J., & Savickas, M. L. (2017). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale–Short Form (CAAS-SF) construction and validation. Journal of Career Assessment25(2), 312-325. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072714565856

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Likert