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J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Oct;55(10):1205-12. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182a2a60a.

A practical measure of workplace resilience: developing the resilience at work scale.

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From the School of Psychology (Dr Winwood), Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; and Hurn/McEwen HR Consultants (Ms Colon and Ms McEwen).

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To develop an effective measure of resilience at work for use in individual work-related performance and emotional distress contexts.

METHODS:

Two separate cross-sectional studies investigated: (1) exploratory factor analysis of 45 items putatively underpinning workplace resilience among 397 participants and (2) confirmatory factor analysis of resilience measure derived from Study 1 demonstrating a credible model of interaction, with performance outcome variables among 194 participants.

RESULTS:

A 20-item scale explaining 67% of variance, measuring seven aspects of workplace resilience, which are teachable and capable of conscious development, was achieved. A credible model of relationships with work engagement, sleep, stress recovery, and physical health was demonstrated in the expected directions.

CONCLUSION:

The new scale shows considerable promise as a reliable instrument for use in the area of employee support and development.

PMID:
24064782
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182a2a60a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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