Work based learning: Italian adaptation of the Learning Potential of the Workplace scale (LPW)

Nicola Cangialosi, Carlo Odoardi, Adalgisa Battistelli

Accepted April 30, 2019

First published April 30, 2019

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.284.4

Abstract

The present study sought to translate and adapt the Learning Potential of the Workplace Scale (LPW)
into the Italian language and assess its psychometric properties. A sample of 729 workers was recruited from 3 different
organizations located in Italy. Three studies tested the psychometric validity of the Italian version. The first tested the
LPW’s structure and validity by performing confirmatory factor analyses and calculating the scale’s reliabilities. The
second tested LPW’s convergent and divergent validities through correlation analyses. The relationship between the
LPW’s dimensions, HR training practices, and organizational tradition climate were investigated. Lastly, the third study
analyzed the scale construct validity by using structural equation modeling. The relationship of challenging tasks and
task feedback with LPW dimensions was observed. Results indicated that the Italian version was reliable, with similar
psychometric properties of the original scale and, therefore, a valid instrument for assessing the learning potential of the
workplace.

Work based learning: Italian adaptation of the Learning Potential of the Workplace scale (LPW)

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