Translation and adaptation of The Job Dedication Scale into Czech
This study aims to present the translation and adaptation of the Job Dedication Scale into Czech. The final sample consisted of 142 workers in the social services of retirement homes across the Czech Republic, evaluated by their direct superiors on the Job Dedication Scale. The translation took the form of back translations using three independent translators. Descriptive statistics showed the negative skewness of the given ratings and the reduced variability of responses for some items. Despite the high value of internal consistency, the confirmatory factor analysis of the full version of the scale did not demonstrate agreement with the obtained data. Following the results of factor analyses and modification indices, residual correlations between selected items were allowed, which increased the quality of the tested model. The modified model showed a good match with the data. Values of the internal consistency of the scale were excellent. Eliminating any item would reduce this value. The small and specific sample is one of the limits of the study. Another limit is an approach to assessing the job dedication of the employee using only one evaluator.
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KeywordsJob Dedication Scale, psychometric properties, scale translation and adaptation
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