Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Print version ISSN 1413-294X
POSSATTI, Izabel Cristina and DIAS, Mardonio Rique. Psychometric parameters of quality roles scales performed by women: mother and paid work. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.1, pp. 103-115. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2002000100011.
The necessity of assessing the women's roles quality, such as paid worker and mother roles, led to the construction of scales that could measure them. Considering the lack of adequate measures to assess these roles, the present research aimed to investigate the psychometric properties in Brazilian samples of role quality scales developed in the USA by Baruch and Barnett (1986). The data consisted of 519 employed mothers who answered items about rewards and concerns relating to each role. A factor analysis using principal axis factoring was used to identify factors that could be used in further analyses. The results show reliable psychometric parameters in the assessment of role quality.
Keywords : Role quality scales; Mother role; Paid worker role.