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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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GAI, Maria Julia Pegoraro et al. Adaptation and validation of the work scale with direction for the argentinian context. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.2, pp. 1473-1483. ISSN 1984-6657.

The objective of this article was to carry out cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Work with Meaning scale for Spanish language in an Argentinian context. After the cross-cultural adaptation of the scale that included the stages of translation, synthesis of translations, back-translation, analysis by a committee of experts, and pre-test, the instrument was validated using a structural equation model, relating the factors of the Work Scale with Direction ("Escala del Trabajo con Sentido" - ETS) with the factors of the "Instrumento para la Evaluación de la Cultura Organizacional" from a sample of 154 professors from an Argentinian public higher education institution. The results of Cronbach's alphas and the convergent validity criterion for ETS were above acceptable values, as well as the criteria of discriminant validity and the collinearity of dimensions. Therefore, an adapted scale presented evidence regarding its predictive relevance and can be used in the Argentinian context in research on the Meaning of Work.

Keywords : labor; meaning; organizational psychology.

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