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Avaliação Psicológica

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COELHO JUNIOR, Francisco Antonio  and  FAIAD, Cristiane. Validity Evidences for Scale of Satisfaction at Work. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 111-121. ISSN 1677-0471.

Literature regarding organizational behavior indicates that satisfaction at work has been one of the most empirically investigated variables at the micro level, although few recent studies actually present valid measures to make it operational within organizations. Thus, the present study aims at adding to the literature indications of validity of the factorial structure of the Siqueira Scale of Satisfaction at Work, testing it in a sample of Public Security. The study was conducted within an Institution of Public Security in the Federal District. The measure used had 25 items associated to a 7-point likert scale, in 257 employees. Procedures of exploratory and confirmatory factorial analysis were used for the interpretation and the analysis of the data. The factors identified corresponded to Satisfaction with colleagues, Remuneration policy, leadership, nature of the task and promotion Policy, whose alphas varied from 0,76 to 0,90. The scale showed reliability, being an important managerial tool in the diagnosis of satisfaction at work.

Keywords : satisfaction at work; validation; exploratory factorial analysis; confirmatory factorial analysis; public security.

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