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

Institute for Health and Behavior, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette L-4365, Luxembourg
Department of Social Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena 07743, Germany
Department of Business Psychology, University of Trier, Trier 54286, Germany
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Academic Editor: Cary Cooper
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(12), 14988-15006;
Received: 23 September 2015 / Revised: 10 November 2015 / Accepted: 19 November 2015 / Published: 26 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Stress, Human Health and Wellbeing)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of work; new questionnaire; well-being quality of work; new questionnaire; well-being
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Steffgen, G.; Kohl, D.; Reese, G.; Happ, C.; Sischka, P. Quality of Work: Validation of a New Instrument in Three Languages. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 14988-15006.

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