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Anales de Psicología

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GOMEZ-CHACON, Ramón; GARCIA-FERNANDEZ, Jerónimo; MORALES-SANCHEZ, Verónica  and  HERNANDEZ-MENDO, Antonio. Adaptation and validation of the healthy employee questionnaire of the HERO model. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.2, pp.361-369.  Epub Dec 14, 2020. ISSN 1695-2294.

Organisations are implementing actions to improve the health and quality of life of their employees. This fact therefore has an impact on companies and their employees, the latter being characterised by five strengths: engagement, resilience, self-efficacy, optimism and hope. The Healthy Employee Questionnaire measures eight dimensions, so the aim of the work is to validate the instrument by reducing the construct of the healthy employee from eight dimensions to five dimensions and to ascertain the reliability of the instrument as a means of evaluating the healthy employee. 287 employees (208 men and 79 women) aged 20-59 participated in this study. The fit of the five- and eight-dimensional models was analysed by Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), using the Robust Maximum Likelihood estimation method. The incremental indices (CFI and NNFI) and the absolute SRMR showed a good fit in both models being higher than .90 and lower than .08, respectively. In terms of model comparison, a significant increase in the Satorra-Bentler Chi Square contrast statistic was observed in the five versus eight-dimensional model, although the reduction of the CFI in the five-dimensional model did not exceed the criterion of .01, which allowed both models to be considered as similar in terms of fit. The two models showed satisfactory results in terms of fit, this fact confirming the reduction of the healthy employee questionnaire from eight dimensions to five dimensions.

Keywords : Organisation; healthy employee; engagement; resilience; optimism; self-efficacy; hope.

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