Test-retest reliability of the relative work centrality measure

Raphael Snir, Itzhak Harpaz

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The Meaning of Work International Research Team in 1987 developed the Relative Work Centrality measure, on which individuals divide 100 points among five major domains (work, leisure, community, religion, and family) in their lives, based on their relative centrality. The present study examined the test-retest reliability of this measure in a convenience sample of 96 Israeli full-time workers over a 4-wk. period. The sample consisted of 41.7% men and 58.3% women, of whom 48.9% were married. The participants had a mean age of 36.0 yr. (SD=11.5) and a mean education of 14.9 yr. (SD=2.5). The Spearman rank correlation coefficients for work, leisure, community, religion, and family at Time 1 and Time 2 were, respectively, .66, .76, .64, .76, and .82. These values indicate a fairly high test-retest reliability of the Relative Work Centrality measure and support the notion that this measure can also be applied to assess the relative centrality of each of the other four major life domains, in addition to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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