Journal article

Decent Work's Association With Job Satisfaction, Work Engagement, and Withdrawal Intentions in Australian Working Adults

Peter McIlveen, P Nancey Hoare, Harsha N Perera, Chris Kossen, Louisa Mason, Shannon Munday, Carolyn Alchin, Allison Creed, Nicole McDonald

Journal of Career Assessment | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020


The present research is focused on the measurement properties of the Decent Work Scale (DWS) in Australia and adds to the cumulative evidence of the measure’s international utility for psychological research into the role of work in people’s lives. The study contributes new evidence via a survey of a sample of workers (N = 201) who completed the DWS and criterion measures of career-related factors including job satisfaction, work engagement, and withdrawal intentions. Correlated factors, higher order, and bifactor models were tested using confirmatory factor analysis. All models were satisfactory and the bifactor model evinced preferable fit. The DWS Values Congruence subscale predicted all ..

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