Job Satisfaction is usually treated as a collection of feelings or affective responses
associated with the job situation, or ¿simply how people feel about different aspects of
their jobs¿ (Spector, 1997: 2).
In 1967, Weiss et al. developed the short version of the MSQ - Minnesota Satisfaction
Questionnaire, a 5-point Likert-type scale with 20 items. This scale has been widely
used in the literature being a well-known and stable over the time instrument with
previous researches yielding excellent coefficient alpha.
In this study we developed an exploratory factor analysis to assess the factor structure of
this scale in a Hospital Workers sample, with N=140, recurring to IBM ¿ PASW and
encountered a 2-factor structure. Following this procedure, we conducted a
Confirmatory Factor Analysis using AMOS, where our exploratory structure was
compared with other structures found in previous studies.
This work aims at improving our understanding of the nature and assessment of Job
Satisfaction in the Portuguese healthcare context, providing a more stable ground for
future research in this area.
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