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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso et al. Job-related affective well-being scale (Jaws): evidences of factor validity and reliability. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.3, pp.464-473. ISSN 0102-7972.

This study aimed at adapting a measure of job-related affective well-being for the Brazilian milieu. Specifically, it was proposed to know evidences of factor validity and reliability of the Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale (JAWS), assessing if its scores are influenced by participants' gender and age. The participants were 298 individuals employed in small or middle shopping malls in the city of João Pessoa, PB; most of them were female (76.8%), with a mean age of 26 years old (SD = 6.87). A main component analysis (with promax rotation) was performed, revealing two components that jointly accounted for 48.1% of the total variance. They were named as positive affect (α = .94; 14 items) and negative affect (α = .87; 13 items). A general factor of affective well-being was also identified (α = .95; 27 items). Participants' scores on these factors were not influenced by their gender or age. These findings are discussed based on literature that describes the psychometric parameters of the JAWS as well as the correlation of affects with demographic variables.

Keywords : Affects; emotions; well-being; work.

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