Polish adaptation of the Short Version of the Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale (SVOSES)
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Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB) / Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland (Zakład Ergonomii, Pracownia Psychologii Społecznej / Department of Ergonomics, Laboratory of Social Psychology)
Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej / The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland (Szkoła Doktorska / Doctoral School)
Online publication date: 2022-08-29
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Łukasz Baka   

Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, Zakład Ergonomii, Pracownia Psychologii Społecznej, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa
Med Pr 2022;73(4):325–336
Background: This article presents the verification of the factor structure and validation of the Polish version of the Short Version of the Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale (SVOSES), developed by Rigotti et al. Material and Methods: The study was questionnaire-based and took place in a “paper-and-pencil” format. They were conducted on 2 independent samples of 1261 and 205 employees, respectively. The factor structure of the tool was checked by means of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Its reliability was calculated using 2 methods – Cronbach’s α measure (internal consistency) and test–retest method (temporal stability). The theoretical validity of the scale was estimated using correlation analysis in which the criterion variables were: meaning of work, job satisfaction, general self-efficacy, psychological stress symptoms, somatic stress symptoms, and burnout. Results: The univariate structure of the scale was confirmed, consistent with the original version, as well as the theoretical validity and reliability. Conclusions: The Polish version of the SVOSES can be used as a diagnostic instrument for research in the field of mental health at work, as well as in practical activities, e.g., career counseling, recruitment, selection or screening. Med Pr. 2022;73(4):325–36