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PENAGOS-CORZO, Julio C.; OLVERA ESQUIVEL, Mayra E.  and  PINTADO CUCARELLA, Sheila. Psychometric properties of the Work Preference Inventory (WPI) in a sample of young Mexican adults. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp.102-116. ISSN 1657-9267.

In the present study was analyzed the psychometric properties of the Work Preference Inventory (WPI; Amabile, Hill, Hennessey & Tighe, 1994) translated into Spanish, in a sample of 762 Mexican participants between 17 and 27 years old. The internal consistency of the instrument indicates a general Cronbach alpha of 0.72, as well as 0.71 and 0.69 for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation scales, respectively. Factor analyzes were performed to pool the items in two primary and four secondary scales. In addition, the norms were developed ​​from the study sample. The results indicate that the WPI is a valid and reliable instrument to measure motivation in college populations.

Keywords : factorial structure; extrinsic motivation; intrinsic motivation; psychometric validation; WPI.

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