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ghanbari S, ardalan M, zandi K, saifpanahi H. Validity and Reliability of Utrecht Nine-item Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9). JMDP 2015; 28 (2) :181-197
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1- Buali sina University
2- Buali sina University , zandikhalil@yahoo.com
3- Shahid Beheshti University
Abstract:   (8144 Views)

The purpose of this study was to analyze validity and reliability of
Utrecht Nine-item Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9). Concerning its
purpose, the study was applied and regarding data collection method,
it was a descriptive study. The population of the study consisted of all
Kurdistan Education Organization staff (200 subjects) with a sample
size of 127, selected through simple random sampling procedure. The
instruments used were the Version 9-item and 17-item of Utrecht Work
Engagement Scale (UWES) and Work engagement Questionnaire
(Kanungov, 1982). The validity and reliability of the questionnaires
were verified using expert judgment and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient.
Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient, confirmatory
factor analysis, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and one sample t- test.
Results show that the content validity, criterion-related validity, construct
validity and reliability of Utrecht 9-item Work Engagement Scale are
confirmed. Also, results reveal that the level of work engagement of the
staff is higher than the average.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Administration
Received: Jul 09 2014 | Accepted: Aug 28 2016 | ePublished: Aug 28 2016

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