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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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Construction and validation of Workplace Identity Scale (WIS)

Vol. 13, No 2, 2020

Sulphey, M. M.


College of Business Administration, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University,

AlKharj, Saudi Arabia


ORCID 0000-0001-6042-2123

Construction and validation of Workplace Identity Scale (WIS)





Abstract. Workplace identity (WI) is a multi-dimensional and multi-layered construct that originated from the concept of Identity. It is an attitude towards self that helps individual employees to identify themselves as crucial members in the organisation by shaping their roles in the employment context. Empirical examination of the construct is now gaining traction. A scientifically validated tool is likely to provide further impetus to detailed examinations of the WI concept. The present study is intended to construct and validate a tool to measure WI. Using the data collected from a sample of 248 respondents and the well established methodologies, this study constructs and validates a scale to measure WI – the Workplace Identity Scale (WIS). Having five factors, this scale has exhibited significant validity and reliability. WIS is expected to fill the gap in literature and is likely to stimulate further empirical research about this alluring construct.


Received: October, 2019

1st Revision: May, 2020

Accepted: June, 2020


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-2/4

JEL ClassificationM54, J89

Keywords: workplace identity, scale construction, scale validation