New publication on measuring academic engagement in Japan

This paper examines the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale for Students (UWES-S-J). It appeared that – among 824 university Students – the fit to the data was better for the three-factor than for the single-factor model. However, all factors were highly positively correlated. Additionally, the UWES-S-J had good internal consistency and test–retest reliability. As far as the content validity is concerned, significant positive correlations were found with social support, mental resilience, and subjective happiness. In sum: the UWES-S-J has good reliability and validity and may therefore be used to assess study engagement among Japanese students (download paper).