Happiness at work: A cross-cultural validation of happiness at work scale

Fitriana, Nina and Hutagalung, Fonny Dameaty and Awang, Zainudin and Zaid, Sumaia Mohammed (2022) Happiness at work: A cross-cultural validation of happiness at work scale. PLoS ONE, 17 (1). ISSN 1932-6203, DOI https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261617.

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The idea of Happiness at Work is drawn from psychology and economic studies. It is often considered as a synonym with `wellbeing' and defined as a state characterized by a high level of life satisfaction, a high level of positive emotions, and less negative emotions. This research aims to validate the Happiness at Work scale in the Indonesian context. In this study, the researchers conducted cross-cultural adaptation for the Happiness at Work scale following systematic procedures to produce the Scale of Happiness at Work in the Indonesian language. Afterward, the researchers evaluated the content validity with the help of professional judgment and measured the Content Validity Index at the item level and the scale level. Further, to examine the psychometric properties of the Happiness at Work scale, the researchers administer the questionnaire to a sample of 105 (35 male and 70 female) lecturers to conduct exploratory factor analysis to formulate the new dimensionality of the Happiness at Work scale. The results of Exploratory Factor Analysis indicated that Happiness at Work in the Indonesian context could be measured using four dimensions. To confirm that the extracted dimensions measure a single construct, the researchers administered the produced version to a sample of 370 (147 male and 223 female). Afterward, researchers conducted confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the validity and reliability of the measurement model. This research found out that the Indonesian version of Happiness at Work measurement is reliable and valid. Thus, this study may contribute to the happiness at work literature of non-western context. In conclusion, the Indonesian-Happiness at Work scale shows robust psychometric properties that can be used for further research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Happiness at work; Psychology; Cross-cultural adaptation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 01:55
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2022 01:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/33498

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