The psychometric properties of the WAI in a career counseling setting: Comparison with a personal counseling sample

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
The psychometric properties of the WAI in a career counseling setting: Comparison with a personal counseling sample
Journal
Journal of Career Assessment
Author(s)
Perdrix S., de Roten Y., Kolly S., Rossier J.
ISSN
1069-0727
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
4
Pages
409-419
Language
english
Abstract
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory-Client version (WAI-C) and Working Alliance Inventory-Short and revised (WAI-SR) in a career counseling setting. Moreover, it compared the impact of career versus personal counseling settings based on results obtained using the WAI-SR. Subjects were 188 French-speaking career counseling clients and 95 French-speaking personal counseling clients, mainly students. For the career counseling sample, total reliability was .87 for the WAI-C and .76 for the WAI-SR. The shape of the distribution was normal but the variance was significantly lower for the career counseling sample. Exploratory factor analyses (EFAs) and confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) confirmed the presence of an overall working alliance factor but indicated a clearer hierarchical structure for the WAI- SR than for the WAI-C. The psychometric properties seemed only slightly affected by the counseling setting, suggesting that this inventory is also relevant for career counseling, especially the WAI-SR, which has a more robust factorial structure.
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