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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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CRUZ, Roberta Pérez de Souza; FERREIRA, Maria Cristina  and  GABARDO-MARTINS, Larissa Maria David. Validity evidence for the joy at work scale. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.1, pp. 941-946. ISSN 1984-6657.

Joy at work is one manifestation of well-being, which is reflected in the merging of satisfaction with life and with work. The present study has gathered evidence of the validity of the Joy at Work Scale in the Brazilian context. The sample was composed of 505 workers from both genders. They answered a version of the Brazilian scale as well as other instruments related to it. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the model with the best fit for the scale was the one-dimensional one, composed of 14 items. The scale presented strong positive correlations with satisfaction at work, work engagement, affective organizational commitment, and positive affects toward work. It was concluded that the instrument presented psychometric properties which recommend its use in further investigations designed to evaluate levels of joy at work.

Keywords : well-being; work; statistical validity; engagement; satisfaction.

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