Validity and reliability of Malay version of the job content questionnaire among public hospital female nurses in Malaysia

Nur Azma Amin, Kia Fatt Quek, Jennifer Anne Oxley, Md Ramin Noah, Rusli Bin Nordin

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Background: The Job Content Questionnaire (MJCQ) is an established self-reported instrument used across the world to measure the work dimensions based on the Karasek s demand-control-support model. Objective: To evaluate the psychometrics properties of the Malay version of MJCQ among nurses in Malaysia. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on nurses working in 4 public hospitals in Klang Valley area, Malaysia. MJCQ was used to assess the perceived psychosocial stressors and physical demands of nurses at their workplaces. Construct validity of the questionnaire was examined using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Cronbach s a values were used to estimate the reliability (internal consistency) of the MJCQ. Results: EFA showed that 34 selected items were loaded in 4 factors. Except for psychological job demand (Cronbach s a 0.51), the remaining 3 a values for 3 subscales (job control, social support, and physical demand) were greater than 0.70, indicating acceptable internal consistency. However, an item was excluded due to poor item-total correlation (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232 - 242
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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