Type

Journal Article

Authors

Annette Ghee
Marie Galligan
Philip Hyland
Eilish McAuliffe
Frédérique Vallières

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
community health workers structural equation modelling work engagement sierra leone factor structure scale psychology community engagement

Measuring work engagement among community health workers in Sierra Leone: Validating the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (2017)

Abstract This study examines the concept of volunteer work engagement in a sample of 334 community health workers in Bonthe District, Sierra Leone. Structural equation modelling was used to validate both the 9-item and the 17-item Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9 and UWES-17, respectively). Results assessing the UWES-17 invalidated the three-factor structure within this cohort of community health workers, as high correlations were found between latent factors. Findings for the validity of the UWES-9 were largely consistent with those of the UWES-17. Model fit for the UWES-9 were generally equivalent for the one-factor, three-factor, and bifactor solutions, however the three-factor model was once again rejected due to high factor correlations. Based on these results, the current sample provides evidence that work engagement is best represented as a unidimensional construct in this context. Findings are considered alongside previous research to offer support for the utilization of the shortened UWES-9 in this context, as it appears to provide a good representation of work engagement and possess a parsimonious unidimensional scoring scheme.
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Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Annette Ghee, Marie Galligan, Philip Hyland, Eilish McAuliffe, Frédérique Vallières

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