Decent Work’s Association With Job Satisfaction, Work Engagement, and Withdrawal Intentions in Australian Working Adults

McIlveen, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1864-9516 and Hoare, P. Nancey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5156-7574 and Perera, Harsha N. and Kossen, Chris and Mason, Louisa and Munday, Shannon and Alchin, Carolyn and Creed, Allison and McDonald, Nicole (2020) Decent Work’s Association With Job Satisfaction, Work Engagement, and Withdrawal Intentions in Australian Working Adults. Journal of Career Assessment. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1069-0727

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Abstract

The present research is focused on the measurement properties of the Decent Work Scale (DWS) in Australia and adds to the cumulative evidence of the measure’s international utility for psychological research into the role of work in people’s lives. The study contributes new evidence via a survey of a sample of workers (N ¼ 201) who completed the DWS and criterion measures of career-related factors including job satisfaction, work engagement, and withdrawal intentions. Correlated factors, higher order, and bifactor models were tested using confirmatory factor analysis. All models were satisfactory and the bifactor model evinced preferable fit. The DWS Values Congruence subscale predicted all criterion measures. Workers’ incomes and ratings of their occupations’ prestige had no main effects or interaction effect on the DWS subscales. Recommendations for future research include testing the DWS’s relations with measures of mental health which are known correlates of career-related outcomes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 July 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 23:53
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 03:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: decent work; psychology of working; work engagement; job satisfaction
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940504 Work and Family Responsibilities
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940505 Workplace Safety
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940503 Time Use, Unpaid Work and Volunteering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1069072720922959
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38657

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