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Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Romanian Version of Thriving at Work Scale

Published Online:https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000804

Abstract: The present research aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Romanian version of the thriving at work scale (TWS). Three studies were conducted to test the reliability and validity of the TWS. The first study (N = 451) aimed to adapt and validate the Romanian version of TWS. The confirmatory factor analysis results indicated that the second-order model with 10-items has a good value of the fit indices. The second study (N = 435) tested measurement invariances, demonstrating that the Romanian version of this scale has varying levels of thriving at work across job tenure and a differential functioning of items 2 and 9 across age. The third study (N = 312) cross-validated the second-order model. It tested the construct-related validity of TWS with other relevant constructs (job and career satisfaction, burnout, mental health complaints, performance). The results indicated that the TWS is a reliable and valid instrument demonstrating the crucial implications for Romanian working people’s well-being and career development.

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