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ERI Questionnaire (appears in: Validation of a Short Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance in the Workplace: Evidence from China). Copyright: Japan Society for Occupational Health

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Li, J.; Loerbroks, A.; Shang, L.; Wege, N.; Wahrendorf, M.; Siegrist, J.

Title, Section

ERI Questionnaire (appears in: Validation of a Short Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance in the Workplace: Evidence from China). Copyright: Japan Society for Occupational Health

Publication Year

2012

Journal Title

Journal of Occupational Health

Volume

54

Issue

6

Pages

427-33

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 23060028

DOI

10.1539/joh.12-0106-br

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Work stress is an emergent risk in occupational health in China, and its measurement is still a critical issue. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of a short version of the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaire in a sample of Chinese workers. METHODS: A community-based survey was conducted in 1,916 subjects aged 30-65 years with paid employment (971 men and 945 women). RESULTS: Acceptable internal consistencies of the three scales, effort, reward and overcommitment, were obtained. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good model fit of the data with the theoretical structure (goodness-of-fit index = 0.95). Evidence of criterion validity was demonstrated, as all three scales were independently associated with elevated odds ratios of both poor physical and mental health. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of our study, this short version of the ERI questionnaire is considered to be a reliable and valid tool for measuring psychosocial work environment in Chinese working populations.

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