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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and Cronbach’s alpha of the scales. [SD = standard deviation]

From: Measuring sustainable employability: psychometric properties of the capability set for work questionnaire

Variables Included in capability set (in %) a Mean SDb Corrected item-total correlation Cronbach’s α
Capability set score c (average of the seven work values)   3.53 0.54   
Use of knowledge and skills 68 3.94 0.67   
Development of knowledge and skills 40 3.48 0.72   
Involvement in important decisions 34 3.29 0.81   
Building and maintaining meaningful contacts 57 3.71 0.75   
Setting your own goals 37 3.39 0.78   
Having a good income 37 3.43 0.74   
Contributing to something valuable 43 3.47 0.82   
Person-job fit   3.66 0.76 0.73–0.82 0.92
Strengths use   4.24 1.01 0.79–0.85 0.94
Opportunity to craft   3.34 0.73 0.65–0.71 0.87
Work engagement (Time 2)   3.69 0.70 0.62–0.74 0.81
Work ability (Time 2)   4.26 0.65 0.69 0.82
Task performance (Time 2)   3.73 0.63 0.74–0.81 0.88
Job satisfaction (Time 2) c   5.57 1.21   
  1. a An individual work value aspect is considered part of the capability set if the important (A), enablement (B), and ability (C) scores are greater than 3
  2. b SD standard deviation
  3. c Cronbach’s alpha calculations for the CSWQ and job satisfaction were not run since the former is not a scale and the latter is measured with an overall item