SA-P01-114 - Confirming the Miller Work Ethic Factor Structure and examining the Short Form's relationship to the Big Five Personality factors.

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Validity of tests
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Poster Presentation
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3 hours 30 minutes
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O'Brien Foyer
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SA-P01-114
Confirming the Miller Work Ethic Factor Structure and examining the Short Form's relationship to the Big Five Personality factors.
M. Hein*, D. Wright 1, J. Van Hein 1, R. Moffett 1
1Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, United States
 
Content: Purpose: This study sought to expand the construct validity evidence in support of Miller et al.’s (2002) Multidimensional Work Ethic Profile (MWEP). Additionally we examined a recently developed short form version of the MWEP and evaluated whether it relates to the big five personality factors in the same manner as the full version.
Design/Methodology: Confirmatory factor analysis was used on all measures and then correlations among the MWEP dimensions and the trait and facet level measures of personality were conducted.
Results: Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the dimensional structure of all three measures. The short form had equal or stronger correlations with the Conscientiousness dimension and its facets.
Limitations: The data used in the current study included a homogenous sample of college enrolled students (most of whom were between the ages of 18 and 22) and are not representative of the much larger population for which the MWEP and MWEP-SF could be used.
Research/Practical Implications: We conclude that Meriac et al.’s (2013) MWEP-SF is a suitable alternative to the full MWEP, and we encourage both researchers and practitioners to use the short form measure when choosing between the two, especially when space for items is limited, when you want to maximize the response rate, or when administration time is limited.
Originality/Value: Previous research with the MWEP and personality only examined the dimensional level. This study adds an understanding of the characteristics of the short form and examined relationships with personality at a facet level.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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