Busque-Carrier M, Le Corff Y, Ratelle C R. (2022). Development and validation the Integrative Work Values Scale. European Review of Applied Psychology. 72(5): 100766.
Several scales were developed to describe and assess the work values system. Although some overlap is observed, none of these scales was developed to incorporate the whole array of work values that can be identified in the literature.
The goal of this set of studies was to develop and validate a work values scale based on a comprehensive review of the literature, namely the Integrative Work Values Scale (IWVS).
A panel of experts (N1 = 9) and two French-Canadian samples of adults (N2 = 229; N3 = 476) were recruited to develop the IWVS and to test its reliability and validity.
Omega coefficients revealed that the IWVS showed satisfying reliability estimates. Results also supported its content validity, convergent validity with general values, and factor validity.
Overall, these findings support the utility of the IWVS to assess the wide array of work values that were identified in the literature. Implications for theory and research on work values are discussed.