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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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PORTO, Juliana Barreiros  and  PILATI, Ronaldo. Revised Work Values Scale - WVS-R. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.1, pp.73-82. ISSN 0102-7972.

Work values are guiding principles in the work life of a person. In Brazil, a broadly used scale is the Work Values Scale (WVS). The purpose of the first study was to do a confirmatory test of the empirical structure of WVS. A sample of 790 workers answered this instrument of research. The results showed a good fit of the structure, but also indicated a poor representation of some motivational types. The scale was revised and validated in the second study. More items were developed and the new scale was applied in a sample of 412 workers. The factor analysis and multidimensional scaling results showed an improvement of the empirical structure. Implications are discussed.

Keywords : Human values; Work values; Confirmatory factor analysis; Multidimensional scaling.

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