The development of the Job Stressor Appraisal Scale as part of the Job Stress Battery.


TÜRETGEN İ. , SERTEL BERK H. Ö. , Başbuğ G., ÜNSAL P.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, vol.28, pp.147-153, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-153

Abstract

This study introduces the psychometric qualities of the Job Stressor Appraisal Scale (JSAS), a part of the Job Stress Battery, which comprehensively measures job stress in terms of job stressors, moderators, and strains. The JSAS measures employees’ appraisals of job stressors by considering both their frequency and intensity. To test its psychometric qualities, we administered the JSAS to a sample of 1,069 employees in Turkey. Factor analysis revealed a 5-factor structure, with 43 items explaining 46.1% of the variance. Cronbach’s α coefficients of the factors and the total scale varied between .66 and .93. In terms of construct and convergent validities, results generally showed significant correlations in the expected directions. These findings obtained on the validity and reliability of the scale imply good
psychometric qualities.