The Korean Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student (UWES-S): A factor validation study
In this article, the factorial validity of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) in a Korean student sample (N = 475) was tested and structural relationships between engagement and burnout explored. Due to the fact that psychosomatic complaints are seen as consequences in burnout development, the incremental influence of engagement beyond burnout was studied. Results show that the UWES-S 17 and nine-items short version are on one rather than on three-dimensional scales in Korea. The academic efficacy component of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS) is highly correlated to all of the engagement scales. Relations with regards to burnout reveal that engagement is not simply the inverse of burnout. Since results show that students experience less engagement and more burnout than employees, results concerning the former study group are of high interest.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2016, Vol. 23, pp. 65-81, DOI: 10.4473/TPM23.1.5Back