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Validation of a short measure of effort-reward imbalance in the workplace: evidence from China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23060028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Work stress is an emergent risk in occupational health in China, and its measurement is still a critical issue. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of a short version of the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaire in a sample of Chinese workers.
METHODS: A community-based survey was conducted in 1,916 subjects aged 30-65 years with paid employment (971 men and 945 women).
RESULTS: Acceptable internal consistencies of the three scales, effort, reward and overcommitment, were obtained. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good model fit of the data with the theoretical structure (goodness-of-fit index = 0.95). Evidence of criterion validity was demonstrated, as all three scales were independently associated with elevated odds ratios of both poor physical and mental health.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of our study, this short version of the ERI questionnaire is considered to be a reliable and valid tool for measuring psychosocial work environment in Chinese working populations.
Jian Li; Adrian Loerbroks; Li Shang; Natalia Wege; Morten Wahrendorf; Johannes Siegrist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1348-9585     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Health     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-26     Completed Date:  2013-08-26     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616320     Medline TA:  J Occup Health     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
China / epidemiology
Employment / psychology
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Job Satisfaction
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Distribution
Stress, Psychological / epidemiology*
Workplace / psychology*

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