Article

Structure of the Experience of Work and Life Circumstances Questionnaire among South African employees in the financial services and health sectors

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 29, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 203–207
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2019.1616422
Author(s): Petrus NelDepartment of Industrial Psychology, South Africa, Ebben S. van ZylDepartment of Industrial Psychology, South Africa, Agnes Akwa-NdeDepartment of Industrial Psychology, South Africa, Motselisi Lucy MokuoaneMinistry of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho

Abstract

This study sought to validate the Experience of Work and Life Circumstances Questionnaire (WLQ) in South Africa. Respondents were 393 employees within the financial services (n = 238) and health sector (n = 155). Results from the exploratory factor analysis indicated the WLQ to be a unidimensional measure. The goodness-of-fit statistics following confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) indicated a well-fitting measurement model for the WLQ. The WLQ appears to yield reliable and valid scores for use in South African work settings.

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