Organization of Work: General Nordic Questionnaire (QPS Nordic)

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General Nordic Questionnaire (QPS Nordic)

ID = 084

Content Area(s)

  • Decision making processes
  • Housekeeping
  • Job content
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Management style
  • Organizational culture or climate
  • Social supports / relations
  • Teamwork
  • Role strain (or uncertainty)
  • Work-family [im]balance

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Number of items:

Control at work (9 items)

Interaction between work and private life (2 items)

Job demands and role expectations (26 items)

Leadership (8 items)

Mastery of work (6 items)

Organizational commitment (3 items)

Organizational culture (13 items)

Predictability at work (12 items)

Role expectations (7 items)

Social support (12 items)

Work centrality (3 items)

Work motives (7 items)

Working groups and teams (5 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.


Original: English

Other: The Nordic languages

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Dallner A, Elo A-L,Gambrele F, Hottinen V, Knardahl S, Linstrom K, Skogstad A, Orhede E (2000) Validation of the General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work. Nordic Council of Ministers Copenhagen, DK. Nord 2000:12.

Selected Reference

None Available

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument