A psychometric evaluation of the 17 itemed Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-17) in Uganda

African Journal of Psychological Assessment

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Title A psychometric evaluation of the 17 itemed Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-17) in Uganda
Creator Musenze, Ibrahim A. Mayende, Thomas S.
Subject Psychology UWES-Ug; UWES-17; Psychometric Evaluation; Work Engagement; Uganda
Description Purpose - This study aimed at the establishment of the psychometric properties of the UWES-17 itemed factorial structure.  This was done by examining the similarities and differences in  terms of model fit of the tri-factor model to a one-factor model.  Design/methodology/approach - Using a cross-sectional design, confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate the 17-item uni-dimensional and the 17-item tri-factor UWES respectively on a sample of 323 Education Assistants (professional teachers) in Uganda. Findings - The study confirmed an 11 item tri-factor UWES-Ug as a reliable and parsimonious factor structure within this cohort.Research limitations/implications - The sample was restricted to teachers and this limits the generalisability of the findings.Practical implications - On account of these results, the study sample evidently attests to the fact that work engagement is best represented as a tri-factor construct in Ugandan context.  This study contributes to theory by confirmation of the three-factor structure of work engagement in developing countries through use of perceptual data from a Ugandan sample. Originality/value - This is a pioneer empirical study that validates the UWES 17 itemed scale in Uganda.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-01-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quasi-Experimental
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajopa.v2i0.8
Source African Journal of Psychological Assessment; Vol 2 (2020); 9 pages 2617-2798 2707-1618
Language eng
Relation https://ajopa.org/index.php/ajopa/article/view/8/64 https://ajopa.org/index.php/ajopa/article/view/8/63 https://ajopa.org/index.php/ajopa/article/view/8/65 https://ajopa.org/index.php/ajopa/article/view/8/62
Coverage Uganda Positive Psychology Primary School Teachers
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Ibrahim Abaasi Musenze, Thomas Sifuna Mayende https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0