Research Article

Assessing the construct validity of the Career Agility Scale for measuring adult workers’ digital era adaptive readiness


The study assessed the construct validity of the Career Agility Scale (CAS) in a sample of financial, legal, and human resources services employees. The participants were 290 employees (female = 46%, black = 63%; mean age = 38.58 years, SD = 9.34 years) from South Africa (70%), Zimbabwe (15 %), and elsewhere (United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, India, Malaysia) (15%). Confirmatory factor analysis yielded evidence on the convergent and discriminant validity of the three-factor structure of the CAS: technological adaptivity, agile learning, and career navigation. These findings suggest career agility is a high prospect construct for assessing proactive adult career adaptivity attributes in the digital age.

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