Organization of Work: Measurement Tools: Index of Organizational Reactions

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Index of Organizational Reactions

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ID = 106

Content Area(s)

  • Benefits and compensation systems
  • Career trajectory / ladder
  • Job content
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Job satisfaction
  • Management style
  • Social supports / relations
  • Working conditions

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Amount of work satisfaction (4 items)

Company identification (5 items)

Co-worker satisfaction (5 items)

Kind of work (6 items)

Pay satisfaction (5 items)

Promotional opportunities (5 items)

Supervision satisfaction (6 items)

Working conditions satisfaction (6 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: 0.80 to 0.89.

Validity: Correlated with other measures of job satisfaction. Dunham RB, Smith FJ, Blackburn RS (1977) Validation of the Index of Organizational Reactions with the JDI, MSQ, and Faces scale. Academy of Management Journal, 20: 420-432.

Selected Reference

Kinicki AJ, McKee-Ryan FM, Schriesheim CA, Carson KP ( 2002) Assessing the construct validity of the Job Descriptive Index: A review and meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87: 14-32.

Accessibility of the Instrument


User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Send an e-mail to Randall B. Dunham: or telephone at 608-263-2120.