Validity and Psychometric Properties of the ILO-WHO Workplace Stress ScaleA Study with Workers from the Canary Islands

  1. Juan Martínez Torvisco 1
  2. Giuseppe Santisi 2
  3. Alice Garofalo 3
  4. Tiziana Ramaci 3
  5. Massimiliano Barattucci 4
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


  2. 2 University of Catania

    University of Catania

    Catania, Italia


  3. 3 Università degli Studi di Enna Kore

    Università degli Studi di Enna Kore

    Enna, Italia


  4. 4 University of Bergamo

    University of Bergamo

    Bérgamo, Italia


EJIHPE: European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education

ISSN: 2174-8144

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 12

Issue: 7

Pages: 677-691

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3390/EJIHPE12070051 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Occupational stress, as a negative facet, is a pervasive problem with significant implications for organizations, employees, welfare systems and health. The implementation of measurement tools that can capture the different organizational dimensions that determine stress in workers is part of the stress management and troubleshooting strategy that every company must manage daily. The aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the 25-item version of the ILO-WHO stress scale by Ivancevich and Matteson in the context of the Canary Islands of Spain. The tool assesses specific organizational dimensions of work-related stress determinants: organizational climate and structure, leader influence, cohesion, territory, technology and group support. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) on a sample of 1510 Canary Islands workers was carried out. The results indicate that the job stress scale revealed adequate psychometric properties, construct validity and internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.972), and it can be profitably used to measure stress. At the end of the paper, theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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