ERIC Number: EJ963969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
Construct Validation of the Translated Version of the Work-Family Conflict Scale for Use in Korea
Lim, Doo Hun; Morris, Michael Lane; McMillan, Heather S.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v22 n4 p519-543 Win 2011
Recently, the stress of work-family conflict has been a critical workplace issue for Asian countries, especially within those cultures experiencing rapid economic development. Our research purpose is to translate and establish construct validity of a Korean-language version of the Multi-Dimensional Work-Family Conflict (WFC) scale used in the U.S. organizational context. The significance of this study is filling the cross-cultural gap in work-family interface studies by developing a psychometrically valid foreign (Korean) version of the WFC scale and facilitating cross-cultural studies on work-family issues in the workplace. We performed factor analysis to uncover the underlying structure of the Korean version of the WFC scale. The results indicate that the Korean version demonstrates psychometric properties similar to the original English version of the WFC scale.
Descriptors: Economic Development, Conflict, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Differences, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Family Work Relationship, Asians, Korean, Cross Cultural Studies, Work Environment, Translation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea