Validation study of the malay version of the work-family conflict questionnaire

Aazami Sanaz, Akmal Syaqirah, Khadijah Shamsuddin

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Abstract

Background: Work-family conflict has received increasing attention in recent decades in the area of workplace stressors, which can affect employees' health. However, the dimensionality of the work-family conflict construct among the Malay-speaking population has not been clarified. In order to do so, it is crucial to use an instrument that is appropriate and valid for the Malay-speaking population. As such, the goal of this study was to validate and test the dimensionality of the Malay version of the Work-Family Conflict Questionnaire. Methods: The present study conducted exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, discriminant validity, convergent validity, and internal consistency, using Cronbach's alpha, of the work-family conflict construct among 332 working women in Malaysia. Results: The results supported the existence of four dimensions in the Work-Family Conflict Questionnaire that distinguish between time based and strain-based work-family conflict and family-work conflict. The discriminant validity, convergent validity, and internal consistency of this construct are adequately supported. Conclusion: The findings of this study supported the existence of discriminant and convergent validity, as well as adequate reliability, for the construct. Thus, the Work-Family Conflict Questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument among Malay-speaking working women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Validation Studies
Working Women
Statistical Factor Analysis
Family Conflict
Conflict (Psychology)
Surveys and Questionnaires
Malaysia
Occupational Health
Workplace
Population

Keywords

  • Factor analysis
  • Professional-family relation
  • Validity and reliability
  • Working women

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  • Medicine(all)

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Validation study of the malay version of the work-family conflict questionnaire. / Sanaz, Aazami; Syaqirah, Akmal; Shamsuddin, Khadijah.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2014, p. 50-57.

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Sanaz, Aazami ; Syaqirah, Akmal ; Shamsuddin, Khadijah. / Validation study of the malay version of the work-family conflict questionnaire. In: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 50-57.
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