Validation of the Schieman and Young measurement scales for work contact, work-family conflict, working conditions, psychological distress and sleep problems in construction industry professionals

Bowen, P, Govender, R and Edwards, P 2018, 'Validation of the Schieman and Young measurement scales for work contact, work-family conflict, working conditions, psychological distress and sleep problems in construction industry professionals', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-16.


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Title Validation of the Schieman and Young measurement scales for work contact, work-family conflict, working conditions, psychological distress and sleep problems in construction industry professionals
Author(s) Bowen, P
Govender, R
Edwards, P
Year 2018
Journal name BMC Public Health
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher BioMed Central
Abstract Background: This study examined the construct validity and internal consistency of modified versions of the job autonomy and control, job pressure, work contact, work-family conflict, psychological distress, and sleep problems scales developed by Schieman and Young (2013) among construction professionals through confirmatory factor analysis and tests of internal consistency. Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, survey data were collected from 942 South African construction professionals, of which 630 responses were considered for analysis. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine construct validity. Cronbachs coefficient alpha was used to determine the internal consistency, and convergent validity was tested using correlation analysis. Results: The final CFA indicated very good model fit to the data (χ2 /df ratio = 2.11, IFI = .95, CFI = .95, RMSEA = .06, and Hoelter (95%) = 176). The scales demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency: .82; .91; .83; .90; .90; and .73, respectively. Convergent validity was largely demonstrated with respect to direction of association, but not in relation to magnitude. A limitation of the validation study was the lack of available data for a more robust examination of reliability beyond internal consistency, such as test-retest. Conclusions: The six scales developed by Schieman and Young (2013) hold promise as measures of work contact, workfamily conflict, psychological distress, and sleep problems in relation to working conditions of construction professionals
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Keyword(s) Schieman and Young (2013)
Work contact
Work-family conflict
Psychological distress
Sleep problems
Measurement scales
Validation.
DOI - identifier 10.1186/s12889-018-6100-7
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