Organization of Work: Integrated Manufacturing & Job Characteristics

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Integrated Manufacturing and Job Characteristics

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Content Area(s)

  • Job content
  • Job control
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Quality and process management initiatives
  • Teamwork
  • Technology
  • Work organization systems

Instrument Type

Questionnaire

Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures

Advanced manufacturing technology (2 items)

Employee interdependence (7 items)

Job complexity (3 items)

Job variety (7 items)

Just-in-time inventory control (1 item)

Total quality management (8 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument

Organizational performance (8 dimensions)

Developmental Status of the Instrument

Development completed; one or more evaluations completed

Languages

Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha (combination of all four measures): 0.69 to 0.80 (Dean & Snell, 1991; Snell & Dean, 1994).

Validity: Job uncertainty correlated positively with organization size, job interdependence and wage.

Selected Reference

Dean JW and Snell SA (1991) Integrated manufacturing and job design: Moderating effects of organizational inertia. Academy of Management Journal, 34, 776-804.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees

None

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Dean JW & Snell SA (1991). Integrated manufacturing and job design: moderating effects of organizational inertia. Academy of Management Journal, 34 (4), 776-804.