Work Style. Development and Validation of a Standardised Assessement Instrument
The first part of this study presents a critical overview of the academic literature underpinning the concept of work styles. The second focuses on the methods used to develop a tool for measuring work styles in a national context. Thus, in creating the instrument we have used both the work styles theory developed by Borman, Kubisiak and Schneider (1999) and a content analysis of the answers provided by Romanian employees. The sample consisted of 930 employees with a mean age of 34.31 years (SD = 9.81), which came from various organisations. In order to analyse the answers from the questionnaire we used a factor analysis, which generated seven dimensions associated with the concept of work styles (innovative-adaptive, independent-dependent, planned-spontaneous, individualist-collectivist, engaged-disengaged, analytical-intuitive, implementer-visionary). These dimensions were then analysed in conjunction with similar psychological concepts. In the last part of the study we briefly described and analysed work styles‘ personality profiles extracted from the seven dimensions of our study.
personality assessment, work style, occupational profile, person-job fit
Ticu Constantin – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, E-mail: email@example.com
Andrei Rusu – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org