Occupational engagement scale-student: Psychometric properties in Turkish university students

ŞENSOY G., SİYEZ D. M., Kalen S.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, vol.30, no.1, pp.64-71, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1038416220986557
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, EBSCO Education Source
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-71
  • Keywords: Career, occupational engagement, university students, reliability, validity, young adults, FIT INDEXES, CAREER, SUPPORT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Young adults pursue a career path in the face of many barriers, such as financial worries and parental influences. Engaging in occupational behaviours enables them to know themselves and the world better, and also provides them with opportunities to have experiences that help them decide on a career. This study adapts the Occupational Engagement Scale-Student (OES-S) into Turkish and examines its psychometric properties in a university sample. Participants consisted of 304 university students (149 females and 155 males). Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the original unidimensional factor structure of the OES-S. For discriminant and concurrent validity, significant relationships were found between the OES-S and subscales of the Career Decision Scale. The internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach's alpha) was .80. The results indicated that the OES-S could be considered as a valid and reliable tool to measure the occupational engagement of young adults.