Although the Work-Family Culture Scale (Thompson, Beauvais, & Lyness, 1999) has been widely used in work-family research, its factor structure remains largely understudied and varies across countries. This study aims to examine both its construct validity by testing its measurement invariance through confirmatory factor analysis and its concurrent validity. Study 1 was carried out on a sample of 556 workers, while Study 2 on 202 workers. The original three-factor structure was supported in the 17-item Italian version of the scale. It also showed partial metric and scalar invariance (Study 1) supporting its construct validity. Moreover, the scale showed expected correlations with work-family balance, conflict and enrichment, job and family satisfaction (Study 2). Although the fit indices for the two-factor and the second-order three-factor models were satisfactory, the original three-factor structure of the scale prevailed as the best factor solution. Construct and concurrent validity were supported. Practical implications concerning the use of the scale are discussed.

The Italian revised work-family culture scale: A multisample study

LO PRESTI, Alessandro;SPAGNOLI, Paola;
2017

Abstract

Although the Work-Family Culture Scale (Thompson, Beauvais, & Lyness, 1999) has been widely used in work-family research, its factor structure remains largely understudied and varies across countries. This study aims to examine both its construct validity by testing its measurement invariance through confirmatory factor analysis and its concurrent validity. Study 1 was carried out on a sample of 556 workers, while Study 2 on 202 workers. The original three-factor structure was supported in the 17-item Italian version of the scale. It also showed partial metric and scalar invariance (Study 1) supporting its construct validity. Moreover, the scale showed expected correlations with work-family balance, conflict and enrichment, job and family satisfaction (Study 2). Although the fit indices for the two-factor and the second-order three-factor models were satisfactory, the original three-factor structure of the scale prevailed as the best factor solution. Construct and concurrent validity were supported. Practical implications concerning the use of the scale are discussed.
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