Structural invariance and stability of sense of coherence: A longitudinal analysis of two groups with different employment experiences

  title={Structural invariance and stability of sense of coherence: A longitudinal analysis of two groups with different employment experiences},
  author={T. Feldt and E. Leskinen and U. Kinnunen},
  journal={Work \& Stress},
  pages={68 - 83}
This 5-year follow-up study investigated the structure and the factorial invariance of the 13-item sense of coherence (SOC) scale (Antonovsky, 1987a) in two employment groups (unemployment/lay-off experiences vs. continuous full-time employment) and across two measurement times. In addition, the stability of SOC between these two employment groups was compared. The postal questionnaire data was collected twice, in 1992 and in 1997. The participants were Finnish technical designers (N=352) aged… Expand
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