Validation of Nepalese version of Utrecht work engagement scale

Bimala Panthee, Akihito Shimazu, Norito Kawakami

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Objective: The objective of the current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Nepalese version of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES-N) in a sample of hospital nurses. Method: Registered nurses from three hospitals in Nepal (total N=438) voluntarily completed a self-administered paper-and-pencil questionnaire. Results: Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the hypothesized three-factor model of the 9-item version of the UWES-N (UWES-N-9) fitted the data best. The internal consistency of the scale was acceptable. Work engagement was positively related to job satisfaction, job performance, happiness and health, and it was negatively related to psychological distress, confirming its construct validity. Conclusions: In conclusion, the findings of our study indicated that the UWES-N-9 has satisfactory psychometric properties and provided supportive evidence for use of the UWES-N-9 in the Nepalese context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-429
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of occupational health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Utrecht work engagement scale
  • Validation
  • Work engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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