Organization of Work: Extent of Computer Use

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Extent of Computer Use

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Content Area(s)

  • Technology

Instrument Type

Questionnaire

Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Technology (computer use) (4 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument

None

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: 0.77 (Medcof, 1996).

Validity: Low level demand (data entry, data read) computer use correlated positively to skill variety and autonomy measured by the Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS).

Selected Reference

Medcof J (1996) The job characteristics of computing and non-computing work activities. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 69, 99-212.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees

None

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Medcof JW (1996). The job characteristics of computing and non-computing work activities. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 69, 199-212.

Page last reviewed: June 14, 2017