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DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT MEASURE OF JOB SATISFACTION: THE ABRIDGED JOB DESCRIPTIVE INDEX

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT MEASURE OF JOB SATISFACTION: THE ABRIDGED JOB DESCRIPTIVE INDEX,JEFFREY M. STANTON,EVAN F. SINAR,WILLIAM K. BALZER,AMANDA L.

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT MEASURE OF JOB SATISFACTION: THE ABRIDGED JOB DESCRIPTIVE INDEX   (Citations: 14)
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The Job Descriptive Index is a popular measure of job satisfaction with five subscales containing 72 items. A national sample (n = 1,534) and a sample of university workers (n = 636) supported development of an abridged version of the Job Descriptive Index (AJDI) containing a total of 25 items. A systematic scale-reduction technique was employed with the first sample to decide which items to retain in each scale. The abridged subscales were then tested in the second sample. Results indicated that the rela- tionships among the five abridged subscales and between the five abridged subscales and other measures were substantially preserved. Job satisfaction has a long and fruitful history in the organizational sci- ences. Balzer et al. (1997) suggested that humanitarian, economic, and theo- retical concerns have all contributed to the continuing importance and popu- larity of job satisfaction. Humanitarian concerns spring from the ethical imperative felt by many managers to provide an acceptable, agreeable, and pleasant work environment for employees. The economic perspective is ex- emplified in recent research by Organ (1988; Organ & Ryan, 1995) and by Ostroff (1992) that has helped to clarify the relation between job satisfaction and organizational performance. From a theoretical perspective, models of work motivation treat job satisfaction as a critical job attitude that can help predict behavior (Steers, Porter, & Bigley, 1996). Together, these orientations have provided the impetus for both applied and academic research into job satisfaction.
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    • ...Job satisfaction was assessed with the Jobs in General scale, a validated, eight-item measure of overall job satisfaction (Russell et al, 2004), and the Work on Present Job subscale of the Abridged Job Descriptive Index (aJDI) (Russell et al, 2004; Stanton et al, 2001), a five-item measure reflecting the perception of an individuals’ job at the present time...

    Leslie Forstadt. Home visiting and reflective practice: when systems change means pract...

    • ...Job satisfaction was assessed with the Jobs in General scale, a validated, eight-item measure of overall job satisfaction (Russell et al, 2004), and the Work on Present Job subscale of the Abridged Job Descriptive Index (aJDI) (Russell et al, 2004; Stanton et al, 2001), a five-item measure reflecting the perception of an individuals’ job at the present time...

    Leslie Forstadt. Home visiting and reflective practice: when systems change means pract...

    • ...the technological measures taken to assure objective privacy (Stanton & Rogelberg, 2000)...

    Thomas J. Whelan. Antecedents of Anonymity Perceptions in Web-based Surveys

    • ...In fact, fewer than 10% of telecommuting employees are involved in full-time arrangements (Davenport, 2005); part-time arrangements prevail (Qvortrup, 1998; Standen, Daniels, & Lamond, 1999)...
    • ...Scholars asserting this view see telecommuting as a good thing that is thought to enhance perceived autonomy by providing employees with choice over the location, scheduling (at least for some), and means of work (e.g., DuBrin, 1991; Standen et al., 1999)...
    • ...Others regard telecommuting as a bad thing that may intensify conflict by increasing the permeability of work and family boundaries (e.g., Igbaria & Guimaraes, 1999; Standen et al., 1999)...
    • ...On one hand, telecommuting increases the permeability of boundaries in life domains, making it easier for one domain to intrude on the other, potentially leading to work–family conflict (Standen et al., 1999)...

    Ravi S. Gajendranet al. The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown About Telecommuting: Meta-Analysis ...

    • ...Although many studies use an aggregated index of satisfaction, results using the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) suggest that satisfaction can be meaningfully understood in terms of relatively distinct dimensions of work, pay, promotions, supervision, and coworkers (Smith, Kendall, & Hulin, 1969)...
    • ...Work attitudes. Job satisfaction was measured with 25 items (5 items per facet) from an abbreviated version of the JDI (Smith et al., 1969; Stanton et al., 2002)...

    John D. Kammeyer-Muelleret al. The Role of Temporal Shifts in Turnover Processes: It's About Time

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