Organization of Work: Job Ambiguity
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- Performance monitoring / incentives
- Work rules
- Role strain (or uncertainty)
Occupation and Sector Specificity
Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures
Performance criteria ambiguity (3 items)
Work method ambiguity (3 items)
Work scheduling ambiguity (3 items)
Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Development completed; one or more evaluations completed.
Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)
Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.89 (entire scale).
Validity: High ambiguity on all 3 scales correlated negatively with job satisfaction and supervisor satisfaction.
Fortunato VJ, Jex SM, Heinish DA (1999) An examination of the discriminant validity of the strain-free negative affectivity scale. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 72, 503-522.
Accessibility of the Instrument
Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument
Breaugh JA & Colihan JP (1994). Measuring facets of job ambiguity: construct validity evidence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 191-203.