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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp

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Translation, Approbation, and Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of the Russian Version of the Job Anxiety Scale by B. Muschalla and M. Linden 189

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Garanyan N.G.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1227-2682
e-mail: garanian@mail.ru

Sharapova A.V.
Student, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8222-511X
e-mail: alena.v.sharapova@yandex.ru

Sorokova M.G.
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
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-6487
e-mail: sorokovamg@mgppu.ru

Mikita O.Y.
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
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6697-1625
e-mail: mikita-o@yandex.ru

Boyko S.L.
PhD in Medicine, Head of Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8767-6892
e-mail: dekanmpf@gmail.com

Abstract
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.

Keywords: workplace anxiety, questionnaire approbation, Job Anxiety Scale, psychopathological symptoms

Column: Validation and Development of New Psychodiagnostic Methods

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2020280402

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