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Revista Costarricense de Psicología

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SOLANA SALESSI, Alicia Omar. Discriminant, Predictive and Incremental Validity of Belschak & Den Hartog´s Proactive Work Behaviors Scale. Rev. Costarric. Psic [online]. 2019, vol.38, n.1, pp.74-92. ISSN 1659-2913.

The aim of this study was to establish the discriminant, predictive and incremental validity of Belschak & Den Hartog´s Proactive Work Behaviors Scale. An empirical-instrumental study was carried out with a non-probabilistic sample (510 workers, 53 por ciento males). Analysis of exploratory structural equations (ESEM) showed cross-saturations lower than .30 and an adequate adjustment of an oblique hexa-factorial model. The values of average variance extracted, of its square root and of the heterotrait-monotrait ratio provided evidence of discriminant validity. SEM regression analysis confi rmed the signifi cant contribution of proactive behaviors in the explanation of job satisfaction and job involvement. Proactive personality showed itself to be a signifi cant predictor of proactive behaviors. These results obtained provide favorable evidence for the validity of the instrument analyzed.

Keywords : Proactivity; Job Satisfaction; Job Involvement; Validity; Instrumental Study.

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