Organization of Work: Job Insecurity Scale

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Job Insecurity Scale

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ID = 069

Content Area(s)

  • Job control
  • Job (in)security
  • Powerlessness, job change

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Powerlessness (3 items)

Threat of total job change (20 items)

Threat to job features (34 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: 0.68. See Kinnunen U et al. (2000) Organizational antecedents and outcomes of job insecurity: A longitudinal study in three organizations in Finland. J of Org Behavior, 21(4):443-459.

Selected Reference

Mauno S, Leskinen E, Kinnunen U (2001) Multi-wave, multi-variable models of job insecurity: Applying different scales in studying the stability of job insecurity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22:919-937.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Ashford SJ, Lee C, & Bobko P (1989). Content, causes, and consequences of job insecurity: a theory-based measure and substantive test. Academy of Management Journal, 32, 803-829.