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Avaliação Psicológica

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PASCHOAL, Tatiane  and  TAMAYO, Alvaro. Construction and validation of the work well-being scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.1, pp. 11-22. ISSN 1677-0471.

The main objective of this study was to develop and to validate an instrument to evaluate work well-being perception. The basic assumption was that work well-being includes emotions and humor at work, as well as the perception of expressiveness and self-achievement at work. The instrument was initially composed of nine items describing positive emotions and humors, 13 items regarding negative emotions and humors, and nine items about expressiveness/achievement. A 3-factor solution was expected. Respondents were 317 workers of public and private organizations. Data were analyzed by factor analyses with oblique rotation. The three hypothetic factors were found: positive affect - nine items, negative affect - 12 items, and achievement - nine items. This solution accounted for 57,30% of variance of the construct. The reliability coefficients ranged from 0.88 to 0.93, indicating that the instrument has good psychometric parameters, and can be useful in scientific research and organizational diagnostic.

Keywords : Well-being; Labour well-being scale; Statistic validation.

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