ERIC Number: EJ720023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 34
Factorial Invariance of the Occupational Work Ethic Inventory (OWEI)
Brauchle, Paul E.; Azam, Md. Shafiqul
Journal of Vocational Education Research, v29 n2 p121-131 2004
This study compared factor structures of the Occupational Work Ethic Inventory (OWEI) for self-perceived work attitudes of manufacturing employees and their supervisors' ratings of those same employees. The purpose of the study was to evaluate construct validity through comparative factor analysis. Four factors were generated through principal components analysis and compared across the groups using the Coefficient of Congruence, the Salient Similarity Index, and the Root Mean Squares methods for comparing factors. Results indicated that the factors measured by the OWEI were virtually the same, for both groups, providing evidence of construct validity for this instrument.
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Employees, Work Ethic, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity, Factor Structure, Comparative Analysis, Manufacturing Industry, Measures (Individuals), Supervisors
Association for Career and Technical Education Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 S. Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/CTER/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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