Adaptation of the «Recovery Experience Questionnaire» in a Spanish sample.

Ana Sanz Vergel, Julia Sebastián, Alfredo Rodríguez, Eva Garrosa, Bernardo Moreno, Sabine Sonnentag

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to examine the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the «Recovery Experience Questionnaire» developed by Sonnentag and Fritz. The sample was made up of 941 professionals from the security sector. Results from the exploratory factor analysis suggested the possibility of considering a four-factor structure. Confi rmatory factor analysis showed that the four-factor model with three correlated items each provided the best fi t to the data (CFI= 0.97, GFI= 0.96, NNFI= 0.96, RMSEA= 0.05 & AIC= 171.76). Therefore, the questionnaire maintains the four recovery experiences —psychological detachment from work, relaxation, mastery experiences and control over leisure time— but with 12 items instead of 16 items as in the original scale. Reliability analysis showed good internal consistency
for this scale with Cronbach alpha coeffi cients for the factors ranging from .75 to .88. Significant correlations were found between the recovery experiences and various external variables, providing evidence of construct validity. Thus, this Spanish version shows adequate psychometric properties and may help to achieve a better understanding of this topic.
Translated title of the contributionAdaptation of the «Recovery Experience Questionnaire» in a Spanish sample.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)990-996
Number of pages6
JournalPsicothema
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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