Measuring job satisfaction in Portuguese military sergeants and officers: Validation of the job descriptive index and the job in general scale

Silvia Lopes, Maria José Chambel, Filipa Castanheira, Fernando Oliveira-Cruz

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Abstract

This article presents the psychometric properties of the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and Job in General (JIG) instruments with a Portuguese representative sample of military sergeants and officers. Demographic correlates of job satisfaction are also investigated. The sample consists of 413 sergeants and 362 officers in different hierarchical positions, who equally perform different functions. The results show high internal consistency coefficients for the scores on the JDI and JIG subscales, ranging from .76 to .92. The data support a 6-factor structure of job satisfaction. The results offer empirical support for the Portuguese adaptation of the JDI and JIG scales with these militaries. Pay and promotion opportunities emerge as the job satisfaction dimensions more related to the demographic variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-63
Number of pages12
JournalMilitary Psychology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • JDI
  • JIG
  • Job satisfaction
  • Portuguese militaries

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