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The MOB-BG measures the geographical and occupational mobility readiness each with 10 items. Reliability: Cronbach's Alpha was Alpha = .68-.91. Validity: The expected two factors could be identified. Both mobility scales correlated with each other in the construction sample to r = .54 and with Dette (2001) to r = .17. The readiness for professional mobility was significantly less pronounced among future high school teachers than among diploma students and future vocational school teachers. The readiness for geographical mobility was significantly more pronounced among diploma students than among prospective teachers. In line with expectations, the tolerance of uncertainty predicted both the readiness for professional mobility and geographical mobility in addition to the study objective. In a complex path model for the prediction of different facets of the willingness to be mobile among secondary school students, the tolerance of uncertainty again proved to be a significant predictor of the willingness to be professionally mobile. Moreover, if the students' occupational goals were already pronounced and if vocational training was already planned, then the occupational mobility readiness was low. The more positive the attitudes of parents and peers towards geographic mobility, the more pronounced the individualism and the weaker the collectivism, the more pronounced the students' willingness to be geographically mobile.
Dalbert, C. (2002). MOB-BG. Mobilitätsskala [Verfahrensdokumentation aus PSYNDEX Tests-Nr. 9004489, Autorenbeschreibung sowie Fragebogen Deutsch und Englisch]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Elektronisches Testarchiv. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name MOB-BG
English Name Mobility Scale
Authors Dalbert, C.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Job Applicants, Personnel Evaluation, Personality Traits, Job Applicant Attitudes, Geographical Mobility
Construct Mobility Readiness
Application age Adults
Item number 20 items
Subscales (1) Occupational mobility, (2) Geographical mobility
Application time approx. 5 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .68-.91.
Validity Findings on the two-factorial structure and predictive validity; Group differences between different groups of different Teaching students and diploma students.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations
Applications Research, Personnel Selection
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Dalbert, C. (1999). Mobilitätsbereitschaften. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Pädagogik.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Ministerin Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert, Universität Halle, Pädagogische Psychologie, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 5, D-06099 Halle (Saale)