Organization of Work: Perceived Work Characteristics Survey

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Perceived Work Characteristics Survey

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Content Area(s)

  • Job content
  • Job control
  • Job demands (or expectations)
  • Management style
  • Social supports / relations
  • 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

Autonomy/control (6 items)

Feedback (4 items)

Influence over decisions (4 items)

Leader support (4 items)

Peer support (4 items)

Professional compromise (4 items)

Role clarity (5 items)

Role conflict (4 items)

Work demands (6 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument

None

Developmental Status of the Instrument

Development completed; one or more evaluations completed.

Languages

Original: English

Other: unknown

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

Reliability: Coefficient alpha: 0.70 to 0.92.

Validity: Correlated with job satisfaction and job strain. Scales discriminate as expected across a number of occupational categories.

Selected Reference

Haynes CE, Wall TD, Bolden RI, Stride C, Rick JE (1999). Measures of perceived work characteristics for health services research: Test of a measurement model and normative data. British Journal of Health Psychology, 4: 257-275.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees

None

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Haynes CE, Wall TD, Bolden RI, Stride C, Rick JE (1999) Measures of perceived work characteristics for health services research: Test of a measurement model and normative data. British Journal of Health Psychology, 4: 257-275.

Page last reviewed: June 14, 2017