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Job satisfaction and leadership behavior brief measures: a development and validation study

Julio César Acosta-Prado (School of Business Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru and School of Management, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia)
Arnold Alejandro Tafur-Mendoza (Research Center (CIUP), Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru)
Rodrigo Arturo Zárate-Torres (Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Bogota, Colombia)
Geli Mercedes Pautt-Torres (School of Management, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 19 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Job satisfaction and leadership behavior are recognized by the organizational world as fundamental elements that influence the overall effectiveness of a company. However, as the first step for an adequate intervention on any of these variables, it is the evaluation. The purpose of this paper is to develop and validate two brief measures on job satisfaction and leadership behavior.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample was made up of 246 workers located in Bogota, Colombia. The study was an instrumental research. To collect validity evidence, the internal structure and the relationship with other variables were used. For the evaluation of equity, the differential item functioning was analyzed according to the sex of the participants. Reliability was estimated through the ordinal omega coefficient.

Findings

Both brief measures presented a unifactorial structure, where job satisfaction was measured by five items and leadership behavior by four items. On the other hand, only one item of leadership behavior showed differential item functioning; however, its magnitude was trivial. Also, convergent and discriminant evidence was provided for both measures, and the reliability levels were adequate.

Originality/value

The measures developed represents an effort to briefly measure job satisfaction and leadership behavior. Likewise, it constitutes two of the few instruments to measure job satisfaction and leadership behavior in Latin American, representing a good alternative for the measurement of the referred constructs in an organizational context.

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Citation

Acosta-Prado, J.C., Tafur-Mendoza, A.A., Zárate-Torres, R.A. and Pautt-Torres, G.M. (2021), "Job satisfaction and leadership behavior brief measures: a development and validation study", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-03-2021-2665

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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