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Table 2 Factors and items for Fisher’s theoretical model of work happiness with standardized latent factor loadings

From: A Longitudinal Examination of the Association Between Psychological Capital, Perception of Organizational Virtues and Work Happiness in School Staff

Scale and items Loading
Time1 Time2 Time3
Satisfaction α = 0.82 α = 0.84 α = 0.83
 Think of your job in general: what is it like most of the time?
  Good 0.66 0.81 0.73
  Undesirable −0.75 −0.72 −0.77
  Better than most 0.57 0.44 0.47
  Disagreeable −0.71 −0.62 −0.59
  Makes me content 0.73 0.75 0.66
  Excellent 0.57 0.54 0.53
  Enjoyable 0.71 0.86 0.66
  Poor −0.73 −0.73 −0.77
Engagement α = 0.92 α = 0.93 α = 0.93
 At my work I feel bursting with energy 0.79 0.73 0.70
 At my job I feel strong and vigorous 0.85 0.81 0.78
 I am enthusiastic about my job 0.88 0.92 0.93
 My job inspires me 0.86 0.92 0.87
 When I get up in the morning I feel like going to work 0.79 0.87 0.80
 I feel happy when I am working intensely 0.73 0.74 0.65
 I am proud of the work that I do 0.70 0.80 0.81
 I am immersed in my work 0.73 0.72 0.82
 I get carried away when I am working 0.54 0.49 0.56
Commitment α = 0.92 α = 0.93 α = 0.93
 I am willing to put in a great deal of effort beyond that normally expected in order to help this organization be successful. 0.63 0.72 0.72
 I talk up this organization to my friends as a great organization to work for. 0.82 0.89 0.89
 I would accept almost any type of job assignment in order to keep working for this organization. 0.54 0.54 0.49
 I find that my values and the organization’s values are very similar. 0.77 0.80 0.83
 I am proud to tell others that I am part of this organization 0.87 0.88 0.89
 This organization really inspires the very best in me in the way of job performance 0.88 0.83 0.87
 I am extremely glad that I chose this organization to work for over others I was considering at the time I joined. 0.80 0.88 0.88
 I really care about the fate of this organization. 0.77 0.85 0.76
 For me this is the best of all possible organizations for which to work. 0.79 0.85 0.81
Higher order factor
 Satisfaction 0.84 0.85 0.84
 Engagement 0.85 0.85 0.89
 Commitment 0.76 0.79 0.70
Fit Indices
 N 260 178 207
 RMSEA (90% confidence interval) 0.10 (0.09, 0.10) 0.12 (0.11, 0.13) 0.11 (0.11, 0.12)
 Standardized Root Mean Square Residual (SRMR) 0.064 0.09 0.07
 Comparative Fit Index (CFI) 0.85 0.81 0.82
 Tucker Lewis Index (TLI) 0.84 0.79 0.80
  1. Latent model estimated in R using the lavaan package (Rosseel 2012).