An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study aimed to use the graded response model in estimating the psychometric properties of the career future anxiety scale among university students in the Sultanate of Oman. The population of the study consisted of students from Sultan Qaboos and Nizwa Universities (n=21,360). A random cluster sample of 524 students was selected. The results of this study demonstrated estimations of item discrimination parameters and thresholds of the scale items. Additionally, the findings also indicated that the scale had highly accepted psychometric properties; namely that the scale’s construct validity was assessed by confirmatory factor analysis. In addition, the study obtained the suitable cut points for classifying categories of Omani college students with career future anxiety based on raw scores and abilities.