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Table 4 Convergent validity: Spearman’s correlation coefficients

From: The quality of working life questionnaire for cancer survivors (QWLQ-CS): factorial structure, internal consistency, construct validity and reproducibility

QWLQ-CS Comparable construct Hypothesis Spearman’s correlation coefficienta
Total score VAS overall QWL r ≤ 0.7 0.70
VAS overall work satisfaction r ≤ 0.7 0.61
Subscale 1 COPSOQ meaning of work r = 0.4–0.6 0.34
Subscale 2 RTW-SE r = 0.4–0.6 0.53
Subscale 3 COPSOQ social community r = 0.4–0.6 0.58
Subscale 4 COPSOQ support supervisors r = 0.4–0.7 0.61
VAS satisfaction fringe benefits r = 0.4–0.6 0.53
Subscale 5 SF-36 role limitations r = 0.4–0.7 0.63
  1. aConfirmed hypotheses in bold