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Avaliação Psicológica

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CARVALHO, Luara; GOLINO, Hudson  and  MOURAO, Luciana. Additional Validity Evidence for the Job Satisfaction Scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.1, pp. 61-70. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to identify the properties of the job satisfaction scale most used in Brazilian samples in terms of its structure, convergent validity and measure invariance. The study involved 733 workers (46% women) from the industrial and tertiary sectors of two Brazilian states. In addition to the original model of five correlated factors, three alternative structural models were compared (five uncorrelated factors, hierarchical and bifactorial). The results show that the bifactorial structure, with five latent variables of the first level plus a general variable also of the first level, is a robust structural model to evaluate the satisfaction of Brazilian workers and was invariant for all groups tested, with the possibility of application in samples with different work times, levels of education and gender. The measure also showed a positive moderate to high correlation with the other two variables of organizational behavior confirming the convergent validity.

Keywords : job satisfaction; statistical validity; bifactor model.

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