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ERIC Number: EJ867221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Factor Structure of the Job-Related Tension Index among Social Workers
Wooten, Nikki R.; Fakunmoju, Sunday B.; Kim, HaeJung; LeFevre, Ann L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n1 p74-86 2010
Objectives: Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to assess the factor structure of the 15-item Job-Related Tension Index (JRTI). Method: Data were derived from a larger cross-sectional study using a modified tailored design method to mail a self-administered survey to a random stratified sample of the National Association of Social Workers, Maryland Chapter. The 15-item four-factor structure described by Rogers, Li, and Ellis was tested. Results: CFA resulted in a 12-item three-factor structure with acceptable fit. JRTI internal consistency reliability was 0.87. Conclusion: Findings are preliminary but suggest the JRTI may be useful in examining job-related tension among social workers. Future research is needed to further develop the JRTI and establish its reliability, validity, and factor structure. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland