This study examined the measurement equivalence of the Work Orientation Questionnaire (WOQ) that assesses five orientations of work meaning: calling, job, career, social embeddedness, and busyness in a sample of Swiss, Israeli, and Italian workers (N = 909). Tests of measurement invariance suggest that the WOQ is reliable and valid across the three countries. Three out of the five orientations (calling, job, and social embeddedness) predicted work engagement, career satisfaction, and job satisfaction in all three countries. Overall, the WOQ seems to be a useful tool to assess the various meanings of work in a diversity of cultural settings.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance|
|State||Published - Apr 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors thank Benny A. Benjamin on his helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.
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- Cross-cultural validity
- Measurement equivalence
- Work orientation