Psychometric properties of the Hebrew version of the Utrecht work engagement scale (UWES-9)

Hadassah Littman-Ovadia, Cristian Balducci

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Work engagement may be defined as a positive and fulfilling psychological state associated with both affective response and mental arousal. This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Hebrew version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-9) by using a sample of Israeli (N = 252) white-collar employees. We conducted a series of confirmatory factor analyses of the UWES-9 in addition to the customary reliability analyses and found that a three-factor solution of the UWES-9 best fit the data and confirmed the dimensions of vigor, dedication, and absorption associated with work engagement. The reliability coefficients of consistency were high. The validity of the UWES-9 was confirmed by its correlations with Job-Intrinsic and Job-Extrinsic Satisfaction (MSQSF; Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form). The Hebrew version of the UWES-9 administered to Israelis shares the same psychometric properties reported for the original Dutch version and suggests a transnational, translinguistic, and transcultural validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction
  • Work engagement

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology


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