Conflict of interest statement: Salvador Moncada, as a first Author of this article, firmly declares that no one of Authors has stated any conflict of interest of any kind.
The copenhagen psychosocial questionnaire II (COPSOQ II) in Spain—A tool for psychosocial risk assessment at the workplace
Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 57, Issue 1, pages 97–107, January 2014
How to Cite
Moncada, S., Utzet, M., Molinero, E., Llorens, C., Moreno, N., Galtés, A. and Navarro, A. (2014), The copenhagen psychosocial questionnaire II (COPSOQ II) in Spain—A tool for psychosocial risk assessment at the workplace. Am. J. Ind. Med., 57: 97–107. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22238
Disclosure Statement: The authors report no conflicts of interests.
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUL 2013
- Fundaciónpara la Prevención de RiesgosLaborales
- Generalitat de Catalunya
- psychosocial factors;
- psychosocial work environment;
To describe the second version of the Spanish Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire and to present evidence of its validity and reliability.
The original Danish long COPSOQ II questionnaire was adapted to the labor market, cultural, and linguistic setting of Spain and included in the 2010 Spanish Psychosocial Risks Survey. Analysis involved the assessment of psychometric characteristics and associations among psychosocial scales and health scales. Medium and short versions were derived from the long one.
The long questionnaire was configured with 24 dimensions (92 items); medium-length questionnaire with 20 dimensions (69 items); and short questionnaire with 14 dimensions (28 items). All scales showed acceptable reliability and concordance between versions. Most associations among psychosocial scales and Mental Health, Stress, and Burnout scales were in the expected direction, except the scale of Influence, that showed some incongruent associations.
Results support the validity and reliability of Spanish COPSOQ II questionnaires as tools for psychosocial risk assessment at the workplace, however, better scales should be developed specially for the dimension of Influence. Am. J. Ind. Med. 57:97–107, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.