n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - The validation of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale for Emergency Medical Technicians in Gauteng
|Article Title||The validation of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale for Emergency Medical Technicians in Gauteng|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Author||J.L.P. Naude and S. Rothmann|
|Publication Date||Sep 2004|
|Pages||459 - 468|
ISI Social Science
The objectives of this study were to validate the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) for emergency medical technicians in the Gauteng Province of South Africa and to determine its construct equivalence and bias for different language groups. A cross-sectional survey design was used with a convenient sample (<I>N</I> = 318) of emergency medical technicians in Gauteng. The UWES and a biographical questionnaire were administered. A two-factor model of work engagement, consisting of Vigour / Dedication and Absorption was found. Exploratory factor analysis with target rotations confirmed the construct equivalence of the work engagement construct for white and black employees.
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