Organization of Work: Bureaucratic Job Structuring Scale

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Bureaucratic Job Structuring Scale

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ID = 115

Content Area(s)

  • Centralization
  • Organizational structure (or restructuring)
  • Work rules

Instrument Type


Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

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

Formalization (6 items)

Pervasiveness of rules (3 items)

Record keeping (3 items)

Routinization (3 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: 0.70 to 0.85.

Validity: Related to role stress (negatively).

Selected Reference

Drach-Zahavy A, Somech A, Granot M, Spitzer A (2004) Can we win them all? Benefits and costs of structured and flexible innovation-implementations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25: 217-234.

Accessibility of the Instrument

Public Domain

User Fees


Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Bacharach SB, Bamberger P, Conley SC (1990) Work processes, role conflict, and role overload: The case of nurses and engineers in the public sector. Work and Occupation, 17: 199-228.