An examination of the factorial, construct, and predictive validity and utility of the regulatory focus at work scale

J. Craig wallace, Paul D. Johnson, Michael Lance Frazier

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Abstract

Although interest in regulatory focus research continues to grow, there has been very little work to date on the assessment and usefulness of regulatory focus in the workplace. The present research effort reports the results of a series of studies designed to assess the validity and utility of the Regulatory Focus at Work Scale (RWS). The results indicate that the RWS is reliable, valid, and showed incremental validity beyond general and trait-like measures of regulatory focus in predicting relevant work outcomes of task performance, citizenship performance, safety performance, and productivity performance. The overall results of these studies support our claims that the RWS shows utility in predicting workplace outcomes and should prove useful for future research on regulatory focus in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-831
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Sociology and Political Science

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An examination of the factorial, construct, and predictive validity and utility of the regulatory focus at work scale. / Craig wallace, J.; Johnson, Paul D.; Frazier, Michael Lance.

In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 30, No. 6, 08.2009, p. 805-831.

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