Professional frustration scale: testing psychometric properties in a Romanian sample

Sabina Gavriloaiei

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This study examines the psychometric properties (internal consistency, exploratory factor analysis, convergent validity and differential validity) of a scale regarding professional frustration. This study was conducted on 313 Romanian employees, aged between 21 and 59. A single-factor scale with a good internal consistency was obtained. Being strongly correlated with the job satisfaction scale, I can conclude that the Professional Frustration Scale respects the original version of this instrument. In addition, I found certain gender differences in professional frustration, being a small but significant effect on women. The scale can be used on further studies in the Organizational Psychology field and it can be related to work performance, well-being or family relations. Regarding the practical implications, it can be used to assess the Romanian employees frustration level, a preliminary step made by Human Resources specialists for programmes to reduce the work frustration. There are discussed some certain limitation regarding the cross-sectional design, the collecting data procedure and the convenience participants.

professional frustration, job satisfaction, gender differences, exploratory factor analysis, validity

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