Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Organization of Work: Measurement Tools for Research and Practice

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Workers putting puzzle pieces together

NIOSH Generic Job Stress Questionnaire

No web site

ID = 088

Content Area(s)

  • Job content
  • Job control
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Social supports / relations
  • Teamwork
  • Work schedules (work hours)
  • Job (in)security
  • Role strain (or uncertainty)

Instrument Type

Questionnaire

Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Alternative opportunities (3 items)

Decision control (4 items)

Intergroup conflict (8 items)

Intragroup conflict (7 items)

Job future ambiguity (4 items)

Job satisfaction (3 items)

Mental demands (5 items)

Perceived control (12 items)

Quantitative workload 1 (3 items)

Quantitative workload 2 (5 items)

Resource control (2 items)

Responsibility for people (4 items)

Role ambiguity (4 items)

Role conflict (5 items)

Skill underutilization (3 items)

Social support from co-workers (3 items)

Supervisory social support (2 items)

Task control (4 items)

Workload variance (2 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument

Mental health measures (2 items)

Personality measures (1 item)

Social support from relatives (1 item)

Developmental Status of the Instrument

Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.

Languages

Original: English

Other: Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Scale measures were chosen from the literature based upon previously documented reliability and validity.

Selected Reference

Hurrell JJ Jr. & McLaney MA (1988) Exposure to job stress- A new psychometric instrument. Scand J Work Environ Health, 14:27-27.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees

None

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

NIOSH Generic Job Stress Questionaire.pdf [PDF 191 KB, 38 pages]

Rationale For Niosh Generic Job Stress Questionnaire.pdf [PDF 87 KB, 4 pages]

Scoring Key for NIOSH Generic Job Stress Questionaire.pdf [PDF 165 KB, 36 pages]

TOP