Organization of Work: Perceived Work Characteristics Survey
Perceived Work Characteristics Survey
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- Job content
- Job control
- Job demands (or expectations)
- Management style
- Social supports / relations
- Role strain (or uncertainty)
Occupation and Sector Specificity
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
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Development completed; one or more evaluations completed.
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.
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
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.