A validation study of the Korean version of the thriving at work measurement

Jae Young Lee, Yunsoo Lee

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to validate the Korean version of the thriving at work measurement by Porath et al. (2012). Design/methodology/approach: After translating the thriving at work measurement into Korean, the researchers assessed the validity and reliability of the measurement in a Korean working context using two different samples. In Study 1, the study validated the translated measurement using Rasch’s (1960) model, exploratory factor analysis and a reliability test with a sample of 322 employees. In Study 2, the study conducted a confirmatory factor analysis, a reliability test and a convergent and discriminant validity test using a sample of 187 employees. Findings: Based on the analyses, this paper concluded that thriving at work has a two-factor construct and eight-item thriving at work measurement was better than the original 10-item measurement. The eight-item measurement demonstrated good discriminant and convergent validity. Originality/value: This study validated the thriving at work measurement in a Korean context using Rasch’s (1960) model from the item response theory perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-778
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Training and Development
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2021

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  • Korean employees
  • Thriving at work
  • Thriving at work measurement
  • Validation


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