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Avaliação Psicológica

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BORGES, Livia de Oliveira et al. Working Conditions Questionnaire for public workers in the university. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.3, pp. 379-389. ISSN 1677-0471.

We adopted the concept of working conditions covering the content and surrounding aspects of work. However, there is a need to explore its specificities for public workers in federal universities with the intention of constructing a better approximation to reality, and, simultaneously, exploring their historical variability as theoretical expected. Accordingly, this study aimed to develop a version of the Working Conditions Questionnaires (WCQ) for UFMG's public workers and improve it. We changed the WCQ, adapting items and creating others; we explored the factorial structures; and evaluated their psychometric properties. We applied the structured questionnaire with 1,060 participants. Through exploratory factor analysis, we found an empirical structure with first and second order factors. The second order factors differed from the theoretical categories applied in previous studies. The factors found (e.g., Bureaucratic Process and Participation) reflected the public workers perception about the reality experienced. The new version of the WCQ can be useful in occupational diagnostics.

Keywords : Working Conditions; Public Worker; Universities; Factor Analysis; Construct Validity.

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