Factorial Invariance of the Generic Job Satisfaction Scale in Argentina and Brazil

Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana

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Title Factorial Invariance of the Generic Job Satisfaction Scale in Argentina and Brazil
Invarianza factorial de la escala de satisfacción laboral genérica en Argentina y Brasil
Invariância fatorial da escala de satisfação laboral genérica na Argentina e no Brasil
 
Creator Salessi, Solana
de Andrade, Alexsandro Luiz
Omar, Alicia
 
Description The aim of the present study was to analyse the factorial invariance of the Mac Donald and Mac Intyre´s Generic Job Satisfaction Scale in Argentina and Brazil. An instrumental cross-sectional study on a non-probabilistic sample of workers (nArgentina = 663, nBrazil = 672) was developed. The data were analysed through a multi-group factor analysis using a progressive evaluation strategy. The results indicate that the scale is invariant configural (SBχ2/gl = 2.06, GFI = .96, CFI = .97, RMSEA = .03), metric (ΔGFI = .009, ΔCFI = .008, ΔRMSEA = .006) and scalarly (ΔGFI = .007, ΔCFI = .009, ΔRMSEA = .004); whereas, partially invariant at a strict level, after releasing the restrictions on the residual variances of three items. In turn, the comparison of latent and observed means shows that Brazilian participants are more satisfied with their jobs (MBrazil = 3.86, SDBrazil = .91, MArgentina = 3.52, SDArgentina = .90, t = 8.54, p < .000; CR = 11.062, p <.000), although it is small effects (d = .37; r = .18). The results obtained indicate that the scale is adjusted to the model of strict factorial invariance, except for three of its items that only reach strong invariance.
El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar la invarianza factorial de la Escala de Satisfacción Laboral Genérica de Mac Donald y Mac Intyre, en Argentina y Brasil. Se desarrolló un estudio instrumental de corte transversal sobre una muestra no probabilística de trabajadores (nArgentina= 663; nBrasil= 672). Los resultados indican que la escala es invariante a nivel configural (SBχ2/gl= 2.06, GFI= .96, CFI= .97, RMSEA= .03), métrico (δGFI=.009, δCFI= .008, δRMSEA= .006) y escalar (δGFI=.007, δCFI= .009, δRMSEA= .004), mientras que es parcialmente invariante, a nivel estricto. A su vez, la comparación de las medias latentes y observadas muestra que los participantes brasileros se encuentran más satisfechos con su trabajo (MBrasil= 3.86, DEBrasil= .91; MArgentina= 3.52, DEArgentina= .90; t= 8.54, p < .000; CR= 11. 062, p < .000), aunque se trata de efectos pequeños (d= .37; r= .18). Los resultados obtenidos indican que la escala se ajusta al modelo de invariancia factorial estricta para todos los ítems, a excepción de tres de ellos que solo alcanzaron invariancia fuerte.
O objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar a invariância fatorial da Escala de Satisfação no Trabalho Genérica de Mac Donald e Mac Intyre, na Argentina e no Brasil. Se desenvolveu um estudo instrumental de corte transversal sobre uma amostra não probabilística de trabalhadores (nArgentina= 663; nBrasil= 672). Os resultados indicam que a escala é invariante nível a configurar (SBχ2/gl= 2.06, GFI= .96, CFI= .97, RMSEA= .03), métrico (δGFI=.009, δCFI= .008, δRMSEA= .006) e escalar (δGFI=.007, δCFI= .009, δRMSEA= .004); enquanto, parcialmente invariante a nível rigoroso. Ao mesmo tempo, a comparação das médias latentes e observadas mostra que os participantes brasileiros se encontram mais satisfeitos com seu trabalho (MBrasil= 3.86, DEBrasil= .91; MArgentina= 3.52, DEArgentina= .90; t= 8.54, p < .000; CR= 11. 062, p < .000), ainda que se trata de efeitos pequenos (d= .37; r= .18). Os resultados obtidos indicam que a escala se ajusta ao modelo de invariância fatorial rigorosa para todos os itens; com exceção de três deles que só alcançam invariância forte.
 
Publisher Universidad del Rosario
 
Date 2020-07-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/7477
10.12804/revistas.urosario.edu.co/apl/a.7477
 
Source Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana; Vol. 38 No. 2 (2020): Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana ; Vol. 38 Núm. 2 (2020): Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana ; v. 38 n. 2 (2020): Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
2145-4515
1794-4724
10.12804/revistas.urosario.edu.co/apl/vol38num2
 
Language eng
spa
 
Relation https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/7477/8398
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/7477/8943
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/7477/8944
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/7477/8945
 
Coverage Argentina; Brasil.
Argentina; Brasil.
Argentina; Brasil.
 
Rights Derechos de autor 2020 Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
 

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