Psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale

Beata Basińska , Ewa Gruszczyńska , Wilmar Schaufeli


Objectives: The aim of this study was to verify psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS). Specifically, theoretical 4-factor structure (based on the dimensions of pleasure and arousal) and reliability of the original – 20-item JAWS (van Katwyk et al., 2000) and the shortened – 12-item (Schaufeli and Van Rhenen, 2006) versions were tested. Material and Methods: Two independent samples were analyzed (police officers, N = 395, and police recruits, N = 202). The Polish version of the original, 20-item, JAWS was used to measure job-related affective states across the past month (van Katwyk et al., 2000). This version of JAWS includes 2 dimensions: valence and arousal, which allow to assess 4 categories of emotions: low-arousal positive emotions, high-arousal positive emotions, lowarousal negative emotions and high-arousal negative emotions. Results: The results of multidimensional scaling analysis showed that the theoretical circumplex model of emotions underlining JAWS was satisfactorily reproduced. Also the hypothesized 4-factor structure of the Polish version of JAWS was confirmed. The 12-item version had better fit with the data than the original, 20-item, version, but the best fit was obtained for the even shorter, 8-item version. This version emerged from a multidimensional scaling of the 12-item version. Reliabilities of the 20- and 12-item versions were good, with lower values for the 8-item JAWS version. Conclusions: The findings confirmed satisfactory psychometric properties of both Polish versions of the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale. Thus, when both psychometric properties and relevance for cross-cultural comparisons are considered, the 12-item JAWS is recommended as a version of choice.
Author Beata Basińska
Beata Basińska,,
, Ewa Gruszczyńska (Wydział Psychologii)
Ewa Gruszczyńska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Wilmar Schaufeli
Wilmar Schaufeli,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, ISSN 1232-1087, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishWell-being, Job-related affective well-being scale, Arousal, Circumplex of emotions, Multidimensional scaling, Confirmatory factor analysis
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
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