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Teachers’ work-family conflict in Malaysia : scale validation

Ismail, Zanariah and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2012) Teachers’ work-family conflict in Malaysia : scale validation. International Journal of Business and Social Research (IJBSR), 2 (5). pp. 122-132. ISSN 2164-2540 (print); 2164-2559 (online)

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Abstract

There is the need for an evaluation instrument that can examine work-family conflict in Malaysia. Thus, this research aimed to verify the psychometric properties of the hypothesized measurement model of work-family conflict (WFC) scale in Malaysia. The aim of the current study was to test the psychometric properties of the work-family conflict 10-item index. To address this concern, 245 married female teachers were selected from 13 schools and a 10-item version of the work-family conflict was administered to them. The data were analyzed using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) procedures. A second order CFA was used to test the framework of the total of 245 married female teachers data based on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The work-family conflict construct has shown to be a second-order construct which can be explained by two factors of the work-interfering-with-family conflict and family-interfering-with-work conflict. The result revealed that the hypothesized model for WFC that responses to the WFC scale can be explained by two-first order factors (wif and fiw) and one second-order factor (WFC).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work-family conflict, confirmatory factor analysis, second order factor
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2013 20:17
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2013 20:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28527

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