Article

Validation of the work engagement, job satisfaction, psychological empowerment, and organisational citizenship measures in a mining sector setting in Zimbabwe

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 29, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 223–229
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2019.1622322
Author(s): Polite MasvaureDepartment of Industial Psychology, South Africa, Johanna Hendrina BuitendachDepartment of Industial Psychology, South Africa

Abstract

This study aimed to validate measures of work engagement, job satisfaction, psychological empowerment, and organisational citizenship for use with employees in a mining enterprise in Zimbabwe. Miners (N = 176, males = 85.2%, females = 1.3%; age range = 24–65 years; general workers = 92%) completed the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES), the Psychological Empowerment Scale (PES), the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ20), and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Checklist (OCB-C20). Findings, following exploratory factor analysis, suggest scores from the UWES, PES, MSQ20, and OCB20 to be reliable for research purposes in the Zimbabwean mining sector setting.

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