Validation for the Assessment Instrument of Work Talent in Students: Determination of Reliability and Construct Validity

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Evaluation of the required talents for entrance the market is one of the concerns of the administrators of higher education institutions and universities. The purpose of this study was to find the validation of the assessment instrument of work talent in the students of B.Sc. engineering courses of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (N: 799). The sample of 300 students was estimated and selected through stratified randomization. The tool of data collection was provided on the basis of the presented factors from the testing institution of America in order to evaluate talents in the market. Reliability and internal equality seemed to be used to determine the reliability of the assessment instrument of work talent in the students. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient for the fundamental factors of the instrument was 0.74 to 0.89. The confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and divergent validity were studied in order to determine the validity of the instrument. The results of the analysis showed that the assessment instrument of work talent in the students consisted of ten factors; targeting, cooperation, creativity, arrangement, good willing, influence, optimism, knowledge, consistency, and effort; was appropriately reliable and valid.


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