Title: An evaluation of the scales adapted for examining the job demands-resources model in an Indian policing context

Authors: Anil Kumar; Sarang Narula

Addresses: Institute of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119, India ' University School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, India

Abstract: The paper aims at documenting an evaluation of Hindi adaption of measurement scales for examining the job demands-resources (JD-R) model - a framework for observing the two facets of work-related well-being (i.e., burnout and work engagement) along with their correlates. Using a cross-sectional design, the study presented the measurement items to 1,600 police officers in an Indian state, Haryana. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis assessed the measurement items and scales in terms of dimensionality, reliability, and construct validity. This study findings suggest reliable and valid scales to examine the two (health impairment, and motivational) processes of the JD-R model, with an integration of personal resources in Indian policing context. For the policymakers and particularly for police organisations, the study, a novel one in Indian context, is likely to have important practical implications by offering suitable scales to monitor the work-related well-being along with their correlates.

Keywords: job demands; job resources; burnout; work engagement; personal resources; JD-R model; dimensionality; reliability; construct validity; police officer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2022.127357

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.32 No.2/3, pp.159 - 183

Received: 28 Jun 2019
Accepted: 13 Nov 2019

Published online: 01 Dec 2022 *

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