Desarrollo de una Escala Subjetiva de Carga Mental de Trabajo (ESCAM)

  1. Gladys Rolo González
  2. María Dolores Díaz Cabrera
  3. Estefanía Hernández Fernaud
Revista de psicología del trabajo y de las organizaciones = Journal of work and organizational psychology

ISSN: 1576-5962

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 25

Issue: 1

Pages: 29-38

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.4321/s1576-59622009000100004 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


The main aim of this study was to the psychometric characteristics of a multidimensional instrument of a subjective mental workload (ESCAM). The sample consisted of 474 individuals of both sex. A mental workload scale of 31 items was elaborated. The factor analysis showed five dimensions of workload: cognitive ments and information complexity, health consequences for workers, task characteristics, temporal organization of work and work rate. The results the internal consistency for each workload dimension as well as the reliability of the scale.

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