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Validation of the Orientation to Life Questionnair (OLQ) in a chemical factory

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dc.contributor.author Rothmann, Sebastiaan
dc.contributor.author Van Schalkwyk, Lourens
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-08T12:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-08T12:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation ROTHMANN, S. & VAN SCHALKWYK, L. 2008. Validation of the Orientation to Life Questionnair (OLQ) in a chemical factory. SA journal of industrial psychology, 34(2):31-39. [http://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip] en
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0763 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn 0258-5200
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/2741
dc.description.abstract The objectives of this study were to assess the psychometric properties of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire (OLQ) and to investigate the differences in sense of coherence among demographic groups in a chemical factory environment. The OLQ and a biographical questionnaire were administered to chemical factory employees (N = 583). A three-factor model (manageability, meaningfulness and comprehensibility) was confirmed through structural-equation modelling. From the original 29-item OLQ, an 11-item OLQ and a 6-item OLQ were first derived with good fit statistics. With the 11-item OLQ, significant differences in sense of coherence among some demographic groups viz. qualification and job level were then confirmed.
dc.description.uri http://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/viewFile/725/739
dc.description.uri http://search.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&next=ej/ej_content_psyc.html&bad=error/authofail.html
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management en
dc.subject Sense of coherence
dc.subject Orientation to Life Questionnaire (OLQ)
dc.subject Validity
dc.subject Reliability
dc.subject Employee interaction
dc.title Validation of the Orientation to Life Questionnair (OLQ) in a chemical factory en
dc.type Article en


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