Organization of Work: Job Diagnostic Survey

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Job Diagnostic Survey

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ID = 110

Content Area(s)

  • Job content
  • Job control

Instrument Type

Questionnaire

Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Autonomy (4 items)

Feedback from the job itself (6 items)

Skill variety (4 items)

Task identity (3 items)

Task significance (3 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument

None

Developmental Status of the Instrument

Instrument used widely; well-defined properties.

Languages

Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.80 to 0.89.

Validity: Correlated with job satisfaction.

Selected Reference

Grandey AA, Fisk GM, Steiner DD (2005) Must “service with a smile” be stressful? The moderating role of personal control for American and French employees. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90: 893-904.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Proprietary

User Fees

None

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Capital Works, LLC; 228 Main Street; Williamstown, MA 01267-2641; 888-522-6475

Page last reviewed: June 14, 2017