Organization of Work: Quantitative Workload Inventory

Workers putting puzzle pieces together

Quantitative Workload Inventory

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ID = 095

Content Area(s)

  • Job content
  • Job demands (or expectations)

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Quantitative workload inventory (5 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.


Original: English

Other: No

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Spector PE and Jex SM (1998) Development of four self-report measures of job stressors and strain: interpersonal conflicts at work scale, organizational constraints scale, quantitative workload inventory, and physical symptoms inventory. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 3(4):356-367.

Selected Reference

Spector PE, Dwyer DJ, Jex SM (1988) Relation of job stressors to affective, health, and performance outcomes: A comparison of multiple data sources. Journal of Applied Psychology, 73: 11-19.

Accessibility of the Instrument


User Fees

Free for educational and research purposes. For commercial use, contact Dr. Paul Spector at

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Scale items can be obtained at the following web site: