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Avaliação Psicológica

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BORGES, Livia de Oliveira  and  ALVES FILHO, Antônio. The factor structure of Work Meaning and Motivation. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2003, vol.2, n.2, pp. 123-145. ISSN 1677-0471.

The motivation and work meaning inventory has four scales. Two scales are about the facets of the meaning of work: values attributes (how work should be), and descriptive attributes (how work actually is). Other scales refer to the components of motivation: the expectation (what it is hoped that the work be), and the instrumentality (how much the effort or dedication to work imply obtaining the desirable results or not). This study aims to improve the inventory, searching for better coefficients of consistency, and verifying the stability of factor structures of thee scales. A sample of 525 participants completed the inventory. Of these, 55.2% were health professionals, 23.4% were workers from a distributor of oil, and 21,3%, of a government bank. The factor analysis and Cronbach's Alpha coefficients indicated that the changes resulted in better consistency and factor structures.

Keywords : Meaning of Work; Motivation; Factor Analysis.

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