A test of construct validity of the work meaning inventory Based on employees

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Jinkook Tak
HyungJoon Seo
Yongjae Woo
HyeonJoo Sim


The purpose of this study was to test the eight factors model and a high order factor structure of the Work Meaning Inventory(WMI) developed by Tak et al.(2015) and with a sample of employees. Data were obtained from 1,000 employees using online survey. Results of exploratory factor analyses confirmed the original 8 factors of the WMI, confirming the construct validity of the WMI. Also results of high-order factor analyses showed that the three higher order factors(make a living, growth opportunity, self-actualization) were obtained. Finally, the implications, limitations, and future studies are discussed.


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