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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Nov 26;12(12):14988-5006. doi: 10.3390/ijerph121214958.

Quality of Work: Validation of a New Instrument in Three Languages.

Author information

1
Institute for Health and Behavior, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4365, Luxembourg. georges.steffgen@uni.lu.
2
Institute for Health and Behavior, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4365, Luxembourg. diane.kohl@uni.lu.
3
Department of Social Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena 07743, Germany. Gerhard.reese@uni-jena.de.
4
Department of Business Psychology, University of Trier, Trier 54286, Germany. happ@uni-trier.de.
5
Institute for Health and Behavior, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4365, Luxembourg. philipp.sischka@uni.lu.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE:

A new instrument to measure quality of work was developed in three languages (German, French and Luxembourgish) and validated in a study of employees working in Luxembourg.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

A representative sample (n = 1529) was taken and exploratory factor analysis revealed a six-factor solution for the 21-item instrument (satisfaction and respect, mobbing, mental strain at work, cooperation, communication and feedback, and appraisal). Reliability analysis showed satisfying reliability for all six factors and the total questionnaire. In order to examine the construct validity of the new instrument, regression analyses were conducted to test whether the instrument predicted work characteristics’ influence on three components of well-being -- burnout, psychological stress and maladaptive coping behaviors.

CONCLUSION:

The present validation offers a trilingual inventory for measuring quality of work that may be used, for example, as an assessment tool or for testing the effectiveness of interventions.

KEYWORDS:

new questionnaire; quality of work; well-being

PMID:
26703634
PMCID:
PMC4690894
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph121214958
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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