Organization of Work: Job Control, Cognitive Demand, & Production

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Job Control, Cognitive Demand, and Production Responsibility

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Content Area(s)

  • Decision making processes
  • Job control
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Ownership
  • Performance monitoring / incentives
  • Work rules

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Method control (6 items)

Monitoring demand (4 items)

Problem solving demand (3 items)

Production responsibility (5 items)

Timing control (4 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Development completed; one or more evaluations completed.


Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.67 to 0.90. Test-Retest: 0.50 (Jackson et al. (1993)).

Validity: Predictive validity with job roles and technology.

Selected Reference

Wall TD, Jackson PR, Mullarkey S (1995) Further evidence on some new measures of job control, cognitive demand and production responsibility. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 16:431-455.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

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Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Jackson PR, Wall TD, Martin R & Davids K (1993). New measures of job control, cognitive demand, and production responsibility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 753-762.