Organization of Work: Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, 2nd Edition
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Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ), 2nd Edition
ID = 089
- Job content
- Job control
- Job demands (or expectations)
- Management style
- Social supports / relations
- Job (in)security
Occupation and Sector Specificity
Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures
Cognitive demands (8 items)
Commitment to the workplace (4 items)
Degree of freedom at work (4 items)
Demands for hiding emotions (2 items)
Emotional demands (3 items)
Feedback at work (2 items)
Influence at work (10 items)
Insecurity at work (4 items)
Job satisfaction (7 items)
Meaning of work (3 items)
Possibilities for development (7 items)
Predictability (2 items)
Quality of leadership (8 items)
Quantitative demands (7 items)
Role clarity (4 items)
Role conflicts (4 items)
Sense of community (3 items)
Sensorial demands (5 items)
Social relations (2 items)
Social support (4 items)
Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument
Mental health measures (2 items)
Physical health measures (2 items)
Personality measures (3 items)
Sense of coherence, behavioral stress (2 items)
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.
Other: English, Norwegian, Swedish, Flemish, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Other translations anticipated in the future.
Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)
Kristensen TS, Hannerz H, Høgh A and Borg V (in press) The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ). A tool for the assessment and improvement of the psychosocial work environment. Scand J Work Environ Health.
Kristensen T, Borg V, Hannerz H (2002) Socioeconomic status and psychosocial work environment: results from a Danish national study. Scand J Public Health, Suppl 59:41-48.
Accessibility of the Instrument
Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument
Send an e-mail to Tage Kristensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vilhelm Borg at email@example.com.