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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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ABBAD, Gardenia da Silva et al. Skills for working from home: construction and validation of the scale. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.3, pp. 1655-1664. ISSN 1984-6657.

Many workers migrated to teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Performing work tasks entirely at home brought challenges, especially for those who had no previous experience with the modality, such as work-family conciliation and the use of digital technologies. This study reports the development and evidence of psychometric validity of the Skills for Working from Home scale (SWHS). The survey was applied to 7,608 government employees from Brazilian public agencies. Descriptive statistical analyses, and exploratory, confirmatory, and reliability factor analyses were performed. The instrument has a bifactorial empirical structure that assesses skills for balancing work and other activities (soft skills) and skills for using digital communication resources in work interactions (hard skills). The SWHS can be used to identify the adaptation and preparation for working from home, as well as to investigate possible associations between these skills and other indicators.

Keywords : work from home; soft skills; hard skills.

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