Jorge Sinval

Jorge Sinval
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Jorge Sinval is a psychometrician who works as an invited assistant professor at ISPA – Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida, and at the ISCTE Business School of the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. He teaches statistical analysis, psychometrics, research design, and data analysis in the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. cycles of study. He is also a post-doctoral researcher at the Business Research Unit (ISCTE-IUL), and at the William James Center for Research (ISPA).
He holds a double Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo (Doctor of Science) and from the University of Porto (Doctor of Psychology). Jorge received his master’s degree in psychology (with specialization in work and organizational psychology) from the Catholic University of Portugal. His B.Sc. in psychology was attained at the Catholic University of Portugal. Jorge is currently enrolled in the second year of a master’s in epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.
His research interests include psychometrics, organizational psychology, epidemiology, and International large-scale assessments (e.g. TIMSS, PISA and PIRLS). Being a Cochrane author, Jorge is also very interested in occupational health, being developing with an international team of coauthors a systematic review of the interventions for improving recovery from work. He is particularly interested in two statistical techniques: Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling and Network Meta-Analysis; using R as his preferred statistical programming language.
He collaborates in several projects. Being one of them, the Burnout Assessment Tool  (BAT) consortium, where he belongs to the Portuguese team responsible for its adaptation to Portugal.

Main 5 publications

Sinval, J., Queirós, C., Pasian, S. R., & Marôco, J. (2019). Transcultural adaptation of the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI) for Brazil and Portugal. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1–28. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00338
Sinval, J., Sirgy, M. J., Lee, D.-J., & Marôco, J. (2019). The Quality of Work Life Scale: Validity evidence from Brazil and Portugal. Applied Research in Quality of Life. doi:10.1007/s11482-019-09730-3
Sinval, J., Pasian, S. R., Queirós, C., & Marôco, J. (2018). Brazil-Portugal transcultural adaptation of the UWES-9: Internal consistency, dimensionality, and measurement invariance. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1–18. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00353
Sinval, J., Casanova, J. R., Marôco, J., & Almeida, L. S. (2018). University Student Engagement Inventory (USEI): Psychometric properties. Current Psychology, 1–13. doi:10.1007/s12144-018-0082-6
Sinval, J., Marques-Pinto, A., Queirós, C., & Marôco, J. (2018). Work engagement among rescue workers: Psychometric properties of the Portuguese UWES. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1–16. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02229