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={Taru Feldt and Esko Leskinen and Ulla 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… 

Structural validity and temporal stability of the 13-item sense of coherence scale: Prospective evidence from the population-based HeSSup study

These data suggest relatively high structural validity and high stability for the 13-item SOC measure and support the notion that SOC becomes more stable following maturation.

Employment trajectories and changes in sense of coherence.

This longitudinal study provided evidence for the interpretation that stabilisation of SOC associates with stabilising of the labour market position, and revealed that the effects of employment trajectory on SOC are particularly strong among individuals aged below 30 years.

How stable is sense of coherence? Changes following an intervention for unemployed individuals.

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The Role of Family Background, School Success, and Career Orientation in the Development of Sense of Coherence

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The aim of this study was to test a mediational model appropriate for explaining the effects of psychosocial work characteristics (influence at work, job insecurity, organizational climate and

Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence: Trait or State?

Background: The aim of this study was first to analyze the stability of Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence (SOC) as a measure of a person’s world view over time; secondly, to investigate its

The role of sense of coherence in well-being at work: Analysis of main and moderator effects

Abstract The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the role of the sense of coherence (SOC) as a main effect on well-being and also its possible moderating role in the relationship

The structure and properties of the sense of coherence scale.

The structure of Antonovsky's Orientation to Life Questionnaire

Sense of coherence and ill health among the unemployed and re-employed after closure of an assembly plant

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