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Suma Psicológica

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CACHON-ZAGALAZ, Javier et al. Psychometric Properties of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale in Teacher Training Students. Suma Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.2, pp.113-121. ISSN 0121-4381.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14349/sumapsi.2018.v25.n2.3.

This paper undertook to apply the UWES-S scale to the individuals training as teachers, and to study the inference of sociodemographic and personal variables with their commitment in their studies. Material and method: This is an instrumental and empirical research wherein we utilized the Spanish version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-UWES-S, which evaluates the degree of individual commitment inherent in the activity performed. This survey contains 17 items under a Likert scale of 5 positions. We utilized three statistical software programs: SPSS.22, Factor.10, MPlus.7, and G*Pwer 3.1.9.2. 373 Education Undergraduate students (n=196 of Primary, n=85 of Preschool) and n=92 students under the Master Degree in Secondary Education partook in this study. Say students appertained to two Universities of north and south of Spain, and a University of Chile. After analyzing the results and the discussion, we have concluded that there are significant differences in the personal variables, both in the social demographical character and the geographical location of the Universities. In addition, the female students, and students from southern Spain and Latin America, are more committed to their studies as compared to students from the North of Spain.

Keywords : Academic engagement; UWES-S; academic commitment; factor analysis; university education students.

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