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Anuario de investigaciones

versión On-line ISSN 1851-1686

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ABAL, Facundo Juan Pablo et al. Evidence For The Construct Validity Of The Will To Work Scale. Anu. investig. [online]. 2008, vol.15, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1851-1686.

The Will to Work (WW) describes the tendency by which a person devotes himself / herself to his / her duties with responsibility, self-motivation and accuracy. With a view to gathering evidence for the construct validity, an initial 12-item questionnaire to evaluate the WW was administered to 1,123 psychology students of the University of Buenos Aires. Through the classical item analysis, an unidimensional 10-item scale was obtained with a Cronbach's Alpha of .71. Positive correlations were found with the Perseverance and Dynamism subscales of the Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ). The correlation with the former was moderate, whereas the correlation with the latter was lower. These findings allowed for a deeper study of the construct and served as evidence of its validity.

Palabras llave : Will to work; Perseverance; Dynamism; University students.

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