On factor structure of the work involvement construct in the Malaysian context / Johanim Johari, Khulida Kirana Yahya and Abdullah Omar

Johari, Johanim and Yahya, Khulida Kirana and Omar, Abdullah (2012) On factor structure of the work involvement construct in the Malaysian context / Johanim Johari, Khulida Kirana Yahya and Abdullah Omar. Social and Management Research Journal, 9 (2). pp. 109-125. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

Studies have conceptualized work involvement as a multidimensional construct. However researchers have so far provided inconclusive agreement on the dimensionality of this latent factor. Therefore, a re-conceptualization of work involvement scale is crucial due to the inconsistencies in the measure of this construct. This study attempts to examine the construct validity of the work involvement measure by using a Malay-translated version of the instrument. A priori proposition was made that work involvement is a single-dimensional construct. This means that work involvement measurement can be represented by a single factor consisting of five items. SPSS version 14 and AMOS 16 were used to analyze the data. The findings supported the single-dimensionality of work involvement factor based on the results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The research results also showed acceptable internal consistency reliability for the work involvement factor, which suggested the utility of the five-item work involvement measure in the Malaysian context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work involvement, construct validity, internal consistency reliability, Malay-translated version
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Employee participation in management. Employee ownership. Industrial democracy. Works councils > Malaysia
Divisions: Research Management Institute (RMI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 08:50
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/10338

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