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Despite the steadily increasing social and academic interest in work meaningfulness, access to this concept as a psychological construct remains insufficient. This study aimed to provide reliable and valid measurement of work meaningfulness for Korean employees by adapting the CMWS, a scale developed by Lips-Wiersma and Wright(2012), into Korean. To verify its validity, data for 516 full-time Korean employees were randomly divided into two groups, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. The analyses confirmed that the K-CMWS is a seven-factor structural model as shown in the original scale development study. In addition, by using the entire sample, the relationship between the CMWS and major variables related to work and life domains was verified for convergent and criterion validity. Finally, as a result of performing hierarchical regression analysis to verify the incremental validity of the CMWS for major job and organization-related outcome variables. The CMWS confirmed a significant incremental explanatory amount even while controlling for the existing work meaningfulness scales.
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