pp. 10-15 | MID: ijers.2014.002
Published Online: March 01, 2014
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The aim of this research is to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Job Crafting Scale (JCS; Tims, Bakker, & Derk, 2012). The sample of this study consisted of 364 (193 female and 171 male) teachers. The results of confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the 21 items loaded on four factors and the four-dimensional model was well fit (x²=340.27, df=175, p=0.00, RMSEA=.049, NNFI=.94, CFI=.95, IFI=.95, RFI=.89, GFI=.92, AGFI=.90, and SRMR=.068). The internal consistency coefficients of four subscales were .90, .72, .76, and .75, respectively. The corrected item-total correlations of JCS ranged from .33 to .87. The t-test results differences between each item’s means of upper 27% and lower 27% points were significant. Overall findings demonstrated that this scale had high validity and reliability scores and that it may be used as a valid and reliable instrument in order to examine job crafting more often and to gain more knowledge about its antecedents and consequences. Nevertheless, further studies such as concurrent validity and test-retest reliability should make for its measurement force.
Keywords: Job crafting, validity, reliability, confirmatory factor analysis