Construction of Solidarity Scale from the Perspectives of Adults and Select Department Heads (78135)

Session Information: Psychology and Education
Session Chair: Josefina Ochoa

Thursday, 28 March 2024 16:15
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Solidarity is a construct that is worthy to expound, measure and apply in workplaces to yield a more cohesive workforce guided by common values and mutual concern (Frega, 2019). The psychological construct refers to the value of agreeing, uniting, and harmonizing with others to attain actualized state of being as one with others in worthwhile toil and values (Taylor-Gooby, 2011). The study validated a solidarity scale and put in the design of a solidarity web and polygraph. The web and technology were anchored on the behavioral activation system which posits activation of the physiological makeup when individuals detect a signal from the environment. The study employed mixed methods of qualitative and quantitative data analysis in the construction and validation of solidarity scale particularly embedded design as quantitative and qualitative data are collected simultaneously. The qualitative data were taken from seven (7) selected department heads which underwent transcriptions, coding and thematically analyzed. The quantitative data came from a survey of pooled items with the integration of the themes to confirm the facets of solidarity as affectual, associational and functional solidarity from 279 adults’ participants employing principal components analysis. Findings confirm distinct facets of solidarity as affectual – 15 items, associational – 12 items and functional – 9 items. Themes revolved around shared decision making, openness to change, and timeliness. A solidarity web would contain behavior activated given work circumstances. A solidarity polygraph would have features similar to a lie detecting equipment. Implications for human resource development are forwarded.

Josefina Ochoa, Bulacan State University, Philippines
Bernadette Yalong, Bulacan State University, Philippines
Jennifer Ignacio, Bulacan State University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Josie Ochoa is the BSU-CSSP-CRDU and she handles Research Methods. Her interests is in values such as self-efficacy, solidarity, life satisfaction. Currently, she is doing construction of solidarity scale up to developing a solidarity polygraph.

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