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Development and initial validation of a multidimensional questionnaire on the relationship to work (RWQ)

  • Geneviève FournierEmail author
  • Lise Lachance
  • Simon Viviers
  • Imane Zineb Lahrizi
  • Liette Goyer
  • Jonas Masdonati
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Abstract

The paper presents first the theoretical foundations used to develop a pre-experimental version of a questionnaire on relationship to work, and then the four stages of its initial validation leading to an experimental version. These stages included: (1) Defining the dimensions and sub-dimensions of the relationship to work concept; (2) Operationalizing the dimensions and sub-dimensions and creating the items; (3) Verifying the face and content validity and developing the pre-experimental questionnaire; (4) Testing the pre-experimental questionnaire with 550 workers and 538 students, assessing its psychometric properties and elaborating the experimental questionnaire.

Keywords

Relationship to work Questionnaire development Initial validation 

Résumé

Développement et validation initiale d’un questionnaire multidimensionnel sur le rapport au travail (QRT). Cet article présente d’abord les fondements théoriques qui ont servi à élaborer une version pré-expérimentale d’un questionnaire sur le rapport au travail et présente ensuite les étapes de sa validation initiale qui a conduit à la création d’un questionnaire expérimental : 1) Définition conceptuelle des dimensions et des sous-dimensions du rapport au travail; 2) Opérationnalisation et élaboration des items; 3) Vérification de la validité apparente et de contenu et élaboration de la version pré-expérimentale du questionnaire; 4) Test du questionnaire pré-expérimental auprès de 550 travailleurs et 538 étudiants, analyse de ses qualités psychométriques et élaboration du questionnaire expérimental.

Zusammenfasung

Entwicklung und Erstvalidierung eines mehrdimensionalen Fragebogens zur Beziehung zur Arbeit (RWQ). In dem Beitrag werden zunächst die theoretischen Grundlagen zur Entwicklung einer Pretest Version eines Fragebogens zur Beziehung zur Arbeit und anschließend die vier Stufen der ersten Validierung, die zu einer experimentellen Version führen, vorgestellt. Diese Stufen umfassten: 1) Definieren der Dimensionen und Unterdimensionen des Konzepts Beziehung zur Arbeit; 2) Operationalisieren der Dimensionen und Unterdimensionen und bestimmen der Items; 3) Überprüfung der Augenscheins- und Inhaltsvalidität sowie Ausarbeitung des Pretest; 4) Erprobung des Pretests mit 550 Arbeitern und 538 Studenten, Beurteilung seiner psychometrischen Eigenschaften und Ausarbeitung des experimentellen Fragebogens.

Resumen

Desarrollo y validación inicial de un cuestionario multidimensional sobre la relación con el trabajo (RWQ). Inicialmente el documento presenta los fundamentos teóricos utilizados para desarrollar una versión pre-experimental de un cuestionario sobre la relación con el trabajo, y posteriormente las cuatro etapas de su validación inicial que conducen a una versión experimental. Estas etapas incluyen: 1) Definir las dimensiones y sub-dimensiones del concepto de relación con el trabajo; 2) Operacionalizar las dimensiones y sub-dimensiones y crear los ítems; 3) Verificar la validez del formato y del contenido y desarrollar el cuestionario pre-experimental; 4) Probar el cuestionario pre-experimental con 550 trabajadores y 538 estudiantes, evaluar sus propiedades psicométricas y elaborar el cuestionario experimental.

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