Translation, Approbation, and Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Russian Version of the Job Anxiety Scale by B. Muschalla and M. Linden 189
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
Student, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia
Doctor of Education, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Chair of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Psychology, Head of Educational and Clinical Department, Researcher, Department of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Medicine, Head of Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus
The paper presents the results of approbation of the Russian-language version of the Job Anxiety Scale (JAS) by B. Mushalla and M. Linden, based on a differentiated clinical approach to anxiety states during work. The 70-item scale was translated into Russian and tested in a sample of 410 subjects, who were professionals in various fields. The exploratory factor analysis procedure identified a five-factor structure that was different from the original one. The factors were named as follows: 1) Discomfort, tension, and anxiety at work with the conviction of its harmfulness; 2) Social anxiety and avoidant behavior in the workplace; 3) Experiencing injustice and exploitation in the workplace; 4) Anxiety for the preservation of the workplace and the future; 5) Cognitions about one’s inefficiency. High reliability of the Russian version of JAS has been established. The Cronbach’s α coefficient for the entire scale was 0.973; the Gutmann split-half coefficient was 0.945. There were multiple correlations between the JAS scores and the symptoms of mental disorders assessed by the SCL-90-R, which can be considered as evidence of the external validity of the scale.
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