Maria Cristina Ferreira

Maria Cristina Ferreira
Salgado de Oliveira University · Department of Psychology

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The idea that innovative work behavior (IWB) can be a source of well-being is a prominent theme in the innovation literature. However, the potential bright side of IWB for employee well-being is overlooked. Building on the egosystem-ecosystem perspective, we theorize and empirically test individual differences in two interpersonal goals, namely com...
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Drawing on samples from Canada, Pakistan, China, the US, and Brazil comprising over 800 employees, we examined whether servant leaders (SL) - characterized as putting the needs of others above their own - promote employees’ well-being via autonomous motivation, accounting for employees’ power distance and collectivism values as moderating variables...
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Fear of missing out at work refers to the desire to remain continuously connected to what others are doing and is therefore a widespread concern that one can miss out on rewarding experiences when being away from work. This study aimed to gather evidence of the validity of the Fear of Missing Out at Work Scale, in the Brazilian context. The study i...
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The aim of the study was to provide initial evidence on the validity of the internal structure and of the relationships with external variables of the Scale of Barriers and Facilitators of Female Leadership. The participants consisted of 627 Brazilian workers (71.9% female), aged between 19 and 75 years (M = 36.28; SD = 9.92). Theoretical models an...
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Job crafting is related to the employees’ proactive behaviors in the work environment, as a way to identify problems and solve them. Initially, this study area was mainly characterized by theoretical proposals and qualitative investigations. More recently, however, the area is progressively expanding toward more quantitative approaches, especially...
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Psychological well-being at work is important for the optimal functioning of individuals and organizations. At the individual level, it increases creativity and prosocial behaviors. At the organizational level, it can lead to greater customer satisfaction, as well as greater profitability. Well-being is measured from different psychological constru...
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Resumo O engajamento na carreira associa-se a comportamentos proativos capazes de intensificar o desenvolvimento da carreira. Este estudo buscou reunir evidências de validade de estrutura interna da Escala de Engajamento na Carreira e de suas relações com variáveis externas, em contexto militar. A amostra foi composta por 467 militares do Exército...
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This study evaluated the relationship between servant leadership and work intentions, mediated by passion for work, in a longitudinal study. Data were collected in three waves, with three-month intervals in between, totaling a six-month data collection period. The total sample consisted of 479 workers of both genders (70.4% women) from all Brazilia...
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The study tested a model of relationships of work demands (work overload and misbehavior of the students) and personal resources (self-efficacy) with job outcomes (turnover intention and job crafting behavior), as well as the mediation of work engagement on those relationships. The sample consisted of 451 Brazilian teachers, male and female (70.7%...
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The present study examines the relationship between interpersonal goals – i.e., self-image and compassionate goals – and innovative work behavior by taking into account the organizational context and the country as boundary conditions. By integrating self-presentation theory with cross-cultural research on innovation, we hypothesized that in high i...
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This study examined the relationship between person-organization fit and turnover intentions, along with the moderating effect of organizational trust. The sample consisted of 381 workers of both genders (61% female) and average age of 39.23, who answered the on-line versions of organizational values, organizational trust and turnover intention mea...
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The work–family interface can be viewed as a process in which daily fluctuations in work demands and resources influence family functioning and behavior, and vice versa. This study aimed to test the daily processes of both directions of the work–family interface through two studies. The first study consisted of 103 male and female workers from 17 B...
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The purpose of this research was to empirically test the hypothesis that the organizational psychological safety climate and the perception of organizational politics predict the extent to which employees feel engaged in their work. Using hierarchical linear modeling and data collected from 1,244 employees in 64 organizations, organizational level...
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Work intentions consist of mental representations of future behaviors based on one’s assessment of his or her current work experience. This study aimed to translate, adapt, and gather initial evidence of internal structure validity and correlations with external variables of the short form of the Work Intention Inventory among Brazilian workers. Th...
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The world has been monitoring the emergence and advancement of COVID-19, which has mobilized the scientific community with the purpose of expanding our understanding about the disease. With regard to workers, the concern with their mental health during and after the pandemic stands out. In this connection, this investigation aimed to understand the...
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El propósito de esta investigación fue probar empíricamente la hipótesis de que el clima de seguridad psicológica de la organización y la percepción de las políticas de la organización predicen hasta qué punto los empleados se sienten comprometidos con su trabajo. El uso de modelos jerárquicos lineales y los datos recopilados de 1,244 empleados en...
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Work engagement is an affective-motivational condition that generates willingness, involvement at work and focused effort on the accomplishment of tasks by the employee. This study joined validity evidence for the Engaged Teachers Scale (ETS) in the Brazilian context. The sample consisted of 417 teachers, male and female (62.1% female). The confirm...
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Joy at work is one manifestation of well-being, which is reflected in the merging of satisfaction with life and with work. The present study has gathered evidence of the validity of the Joy at Work Scale in the Brazilian context. The sample was composed of 505 workers from both genders. They answered a version of the Brazilian scale as well as othe...
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ResumenLos estudios han puesto de relieve que es posible potenciar el engagement en el trabajo mediante intervenciones que buscan aumentar los recursos que el empleado posee y disminuir sus demandas laborales. El objetivo es evaluar la eficacia de un programa de intervención basado en los comportamientos de rediseño del trabajo en el engagement lab...
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The study explored the relationship between psychological safety and job crafting behaviors, as well as the mediating role of the satisfaction of psychological needs in this relationship. The sample was composed of 1,171 Brazilian workers, who answered the Psychological Safety Scale, the Basic Needs Satisfaction General Scale and the Job Crafting S...
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Based on the perspective of the complexity of human behavior, scientific advances are being obtained in Positive Psychology by identifying protective factors concurrently with those that cause risk or harm to health. This theoretical article aims to demonstrate the influence of these findings on organizational and work psychology, based on evidence...
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The server leader is seen as someone motivated by a feeling of serving their team that goes beyond their own interests. The aim of the study was to adapt and gather initial evidence of internal structure validity and relationships with other variables for the Servant Leadership Scale. The sample consisted of 432 Brazilian workers of both sexes (54....
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The demands of work and family are related to the perception of the responsibilities of individuals with their work and family. This study aimed to obtain initial evidence of validity for the Perceived Demands of Work and Family Scale. The sample consisted of 507 workers, of both sexes (female = 56.8%), with ages varying from 16 to 66 years (M = 34...
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O temperamento de aproximação ou abordagem caracteriza-se como uma sensibilidade neurobiológica geral a estímulos positivos desejáveis, enquanto o temperamento de evitação ou evasão é instigado por eventos negativos indesejáveis. O presente trabalho reúne evidências iniciais de validade de estrutura interna e de relações com variáveis externas do Q...
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La presente investigación buscó verificar las fluctuaciones diarias intraindividuales del engagementlaboral e investigar los predictores de este fenómeno y del desempeño de rolesen el trabajo, así como el rol de mediación del engagementen la relación entre tales predictores y el desempeño. La muestra fue compuesta por 116 trabajadores, de ambos sex...
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Culture-specific behaviour strategies provide an interesting window into individual differences research, producing a richer conceptualization of personality descriptions. Our aim is to describe the personality dimensions linked to a core socio-cultural behaviour pattern in Brazil: jeitinho. To reach this goal we conducted four studies. Our first s...
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Supplemental material. All scales and items. Items of Personal Jeitinho Scale (PJS) are in Portuguese and English. All other scales are only in Portuguese. (DOCX)
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The study gathered evidence of validity based on the internal structure and relations with external variables of the Ethical Leadership Behavior Scale. The study participants were 405 workers of both sexes (64.7% female), aged 19-69 years (M = 35.7; SD = 10.9), who answered the Brazilian version of the scale and instruments to assess other construc...
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The aim of the study was to collect initial validity evidence of the Virtuous Leadership Scale in the Brazilian context. A total of 417 workers of both sexes (63% male) from the State of Rio de Janeiro participated in the study. The ages ranged from 18 to 72 years (M = 35.6, SD = 10.43). Confi rmatory factor analysis showed that the Brazilian versi...
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Resumo O florescimento no trabalho tem despertado interesse crescente dos estudiosos, no contexto do modelo de Demandas e Recursos do Trabalho. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar as relações de um recurso pessoal (perdão disposicional) e de um recurso do trabalho (suporte social emocional) com o florescimento no trabalho de enfermeiros, bem com...
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According to the Work Demands and Resources Model, work demands exhaust workers while personal and work resources contribute to their growth. The present study aimed to identify the impact of a work resource (work-family enrichment) and a work demand (overload) on the occupational satisfaction of physicians, as well as the role of a personal resour...
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Authentic leadership consists of a pattern of behavior based on positive psychological capacities and on an ethical and moral climate. The study evaluated the internal structure and convergent validity of the Authentic Leadership Inventory. The sample consisted of 548 workers from public and private organizations of both genders, who responded to t...
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The article Does organizational formalization facilitate voice and helping organizational citizenship behaviors? It depends on (national) uncertainty norms, written by Ronald Fischer, Maria Cristina Ferreira, Nathalie Van Meurs, Kubilay Gok, Ding-Yu Jiang, Johnny R J Fontaine, Charles Harb, Jan Cieciuch, Mustapha Achoui, Ma Socorro D Mendoza, Arif...
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O bem-estar no trabalho tem recebido destaque na literatura de psicologia organizacional. Sendo assim, investigou-se, neste artigo, o impacto do projeto Armazém das Artes no bem-estar de seus participantes. A amostra de 97 funcionários de uma universidade federal, de ambos os sexos, foi dividida em um grupo experimental (N=48) e em um grupo control...
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Well-being is one of the most studied constructs in the field of Positive Psychology. A recent indicator of this construct is the thriving, which is related to a positive state of mental, physical and social functioning. The present study's objective was to collect validity evidence for the comprehensive and brief versions of the Inventory of Thriv...
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Well-being is one of the most studied constructs in the field of Positive Psychology. A recent indicator of this construct is the thriving, which is related to a positive state of mental, physical and social functioning. The present study's objective was to collect validity evidence for the comprehensive and brief versions of the Inventory of Thriv...
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Abstract Self-efficacy pertains to beliefs about one's own capacities and skills. The study collected validity evidence for the Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES) in the Brazilian context. The sample consisted of 395 teachers, male and female (61.5% female), with ages ranging between 20 and 69 years (M = 40.83; SD = 10.84), who answered the Brazili...
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This study aimed to show evidence of validity for the Brazilian short version (12 items) of the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ-12). Three independent samples participated in the study, totaling 1771 subjects (64.3% women, 32.9% men and 2.9% undeclared), aged 18-79 years (M = 38.59, SD = 12.98). Confirmatory factor analyses showed acceptab...
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The aim of this study was to identify the relations of job demands (work overload) and job resources (social support and autonomy) with subjective job well-being (job satisfaction, positive affects, negative affects), as well as the moderating role of personal resources (psychological flexibility at work) in such relationships. The sample consisted...
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Resumo: O estudo adaptou e reuniu evidências de validade de estrutura interna, convergente e de consistência interna da Escala de Paixão pelo Trabalho no contexto brasileiro. A amostra foi composta por 504 trabalhadores brasileiros de ambos os sexos (55% do sexo feminino) e idade média de 33,32 anos. Os participantes responderam presencialmente ou...
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Prosocial work behaviors in a globalized environment do not operate in a cultural vacuum. We assess to what extent voice and helping organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) vary across cultures, depending on employees’ perceived level of organizational formalization and national uncertainty. We predict that in contexts of uncertainty, cognitive...
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Most studies investigating the relationship between cultural constructs and ethical perception have focused on individual- and societal-level values without much attention to other type of cultural constructs such as social beliefs. In addition, we need to better understand how social beliefs are linked to ethical perception and the level of analys...
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Social support can be defined as the perception that there are people who provide individuals with emotional or even financial resources. Perceived social support relates to the perception that support is available if the individual needs it. The present study's aim was to discover, within the Brazilian context, preliminary validity evidence as to...
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Social support can be defined as the perception that there are people who provide individuals with emotional or even financial resources. Perceived social support relates to the perception that support is available if the individual needs it. The present study's aim was to discover, within the Brazilian context, preliminary validity evidence as to...
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According to the Work-Home Resources Model, contextual family resources increase personal resources, which, in turn, improve work outcomes. The present study investigated the direct effects of two contextual family resources (work- family enrichment and perceived social support from family) and one personal resource (core self-evaluations) on a wor...
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Contemporary evolution of forms of organizing work, mainly dealing with personnel management, lies on principles that suggest effort and aggregation of value to an organization on behalf of productivity, rentability, and competitiveness. Presently, having an engaged workforce has become a priority for business. Engagement concerns a positive motiva...
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Innovation may refer to a new product or service, a new production process technology, a new structure or management system, or a new plan or program developed by the members of the organization. Among the various categories of innovation, three have drawn more attention from organizational scholars: managerial and technical, products and processes...
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This chapter reviews the national and international literature on positive rule breaking in organizations. To that, it first presents the concept of rules in organizations and then characterizes the positive deviant workplace behaviors in organizations regarding the different typologies being adopted to conceptualize it. It further discusses some o...
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Résumé Cette étude a pour but d’élargir la compréhension des effets de la présence attentive dans le contexte de travail, en s’attardant spécifiquement à l’influence de la présence attentive sur la créativité. Cette influence peut être directe et indirecte, si l’on considère le rôle du bien-être et de l’auto-efficacité créative. Une étude transvers...
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Foi objetivo do estudo reunir evidências de validade de estrutura interna e convergente da Escala de Consciência Plena no Trabalho. Participaram do estudo 383 trabalhadores, de ambos os sexos (65,7% do sexo feminino), com idades variando entre 18 e 70 anos (M = 34,5; DP = 11,7), que responderam à versão brasileira da escala e a instrumentos para av...
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Thriving at work is a psychological state comprised of affective (vitality) and cognitive (learning) components. The study evaluated the internal structure, convergent validity, and internal consistency of the Scale of Thriving at Work. The participants were 804 workers who responded to the initial version of the scale, containing 10 items (5 for v...
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Well-being at work have been highlighted in the organizational psychology literature. The impact of the Armazém das Artes project on the well-being of its participants was investigated. The sample had included 97 employees from a federal university. The sample included men and women, divided in an experimental group (N=48) and in a control group (N...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of organizational justice (distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational) perceptions and resilience on work engagement using a cross-sectional analysis. The sample was composed of 435 professionals, of both genders, who work in public, private, or third sector organizations based mai...
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Work engagement is a positive motivational state which is expressed in vigor, absorption and dedication feelings toward work. The Utrecht Work Engagement Scale was developed to measure this phenomenon. The present work collected validity evidence for the reduced scale (UWES-9) concerning its internal structure, gender and work sector (public and pr...
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Abstract This study examined the relationship between 4 conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction in a sample of 2715 university students across 14 national groups. The 4 conceptions were self-transcendence, self-directed hedonism, conservation, and self-enhancement, which emerged from a principal component analysis of a 19-item scale generate...
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The aim of this paper was to gather validity evidence concerning the General Pro-social Rule Breaking Scale (GPSRBS) with samples collected in Brazil. To do so, two studies were carried out. In the first, 537 workers, of both sexes, replied to the GPSRBS and to a socio-demographic questionnaire. An exploratory factor analysis revealed three factors...
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Markus and Kitayama's (1991) theory of independent and interdependent self-construals had a major influence on social, personality, and developmental psychology by highlighting the role of culture in psychological processes. However, research has relied excessively on contrasts between North American and East Asian samples, and commonly used self-r...
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O desenvolvimento da pesquisa na área da psicologia organizacional positiva, verificado nas últimas décadas, tornou evidente o papel da saúde integral e das emoções positivas na vida pessoal e no desempenho dos indivíduos, bem como no funcionamento das organizações. Alguns autores têm enfatizado a necessidade de se investigar e aprofundar teorias,...
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The work‑family enrichment concerns the ways in which the experiences from one domain (work or family) interfere positively in another. The objective of the research is to adapt and get validity evidences of the scale of Work‑Family Enrichment in the Brazilian context. Participated in this study 416 workers of both sexes, with ages ranging from 20...
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We investigated whether Reggae preferences are associated with similar values across cultures compared with its culture of origin—Jamaica. Remote acculturation predicts that Reggae listeners across countries will share similar cultural values with Reggae listeners in Jamaica regardless of their cultural or geographical distance from the Caribbean i...
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RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver e testar empiricamente a estrutura interna de um instrumento de medida dos valores organizacionais, adotando como modelo de referência a teoria de valores culturais. Três estudos foram conduzidos. O primeiro testou a estrutura interna da escala por meio de escalonamento multidimensional. O segundo desc...
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Job crafting behavior refers to the changes made by workers in their job context for adjusting their activities to their preferences. We sought to adapt and collect validity evidences of the Job Crafting Behaviors Scale for the Brazilian context, in a sample of 491 workers, with a mean age of 26.7 years. Factor analysis revealed that the final inst...
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Investigou-se o impacto dos estilos de liderança transacional e transformacional sobre os comportamentos de cidadania organizacional. A amostra foi composta por 213 trabalhadores de ambos os sexos, que responderam ao Questionário Multifatorial de Liderança e à Escala de Comportamentos de Cidadania Organizacional (CCO). As análises de regressão múlt...
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A presente pesquisa objetivou investigar o poder preditivo da espiritualidade no trabalho sobre o bem-estar laboral. A amostra foi composta por 344 trabalhadores, de ambos os sexos, pertencentes a organizações públicas e privadas situadas predominantemente no estado do Rio de Janeiro. Esses indivíduos responderam a uma Escala de Espiritualidade no...
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There is hardly any cross-cultural research on the measurement invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scales (BMSLSS). The current article evaluates the measurement invariance of the BMSLSS across cultural contexts. This cross-sectional study sampled 7,739 adolescents and emerging adults in 23 countries. A multi-group...
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Os comportamentos de redesenho do trabalho dizem respeito às mudanças efetuadas pelos trabalhadores em seu contexto laboral para ajustar suas atividades às suas preferências. Buscou-se adaptar e reunir evidências de validade da Escala de Comportamentos de Redesenho do Trabalho para o contexto brasileiro, em uma amostra de 491 trabalhadores, com ida...
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The psychological flexibility at work is related to the ability of the individuals to take work goal directed actions, even in the presence of difficult internal experiences. The study aimed to adapt and gather evidences of validity of the Scale of Psychological Flexibility at Work (WAAQ) in the Brazilian context. The sample consisted of 583 employ...
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Authenticity at work is characterized as the extent to which individuals feel and act coherently with themselves. The objective in this study was to adapt and obtain initial construct validity evidence of the Individual Authenticity Measure at Work in the Brazilian context. The sample consisted of 477 employees, who answered an initial version of t...