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Título: Brazil-Portugal transcultural adaptation of the UWES-9: Internal consistency, dimensionality, and measurement invariance
Autor: Sinval, Jorge
Pasian, Sonia Regina
Queirós, Cristina
Maroco, João
Palavras-chave: Work engagement
Portuguese-Brazilian version
Measurement invariance
Reliability of the scores
Validity evidence
Psychometric properties
Data: 2018
Editora: Frontiers Media
Citação: Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-18. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00353
Resumo: The aim of this paper is to present a revision of international versions of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale and to describe the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the UWES-9 developed simultaneously for Brazil and Portugal, the validity evidence related with the internal structure, namely, Dimensionality, measurement invariance between Brazil and Portugal, and Reliability of the scores. This is the first UWES version developed simultaneously for both countries, and it is an important instrument for understanding employees' work engagement in the organizations, allowing human resources departments to better use workforces, especially when they are migrants. A total of 524 Brazilian workers and 522 Portuguese workers participated in the study. Confirmatory Factor Analysis, group comparisons, and Reliability estimates were used. The use of workers who were primarily professionals or administrative support, according to ISCO-08, reinforced the need to collect data on other professional occupations. Confirmatory factor analysis showed acceptable fit for the UWES-9 original three-factor solution, and a second-order factor structure has been proposed that presented an acceptable fit. Full-scale invariance was obtained between the Portuguese and Brazilian samples, both for the original three-factor first-order and second-order models. Data revealed that Portuguese and Brazilian workers didn't show statistically significant differences in the work engagement dimensions. This version allows for direct comparisons of means and, consequently, for performance of comparative and cross-cultural studies between these two countries.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/6376
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00353
Versão do Editor: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00353/full
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