Job Autonomy Scale
Barrick & Mount scale
- There is a lot of autonomy in doing the job
- The job is quite simple and repetitive
- If someone else did the job, they could do the tasks in a very different manner than I do
- The way the job is performed is influenced a great deal by what others (supervisors, peers, customers, etc.) expect of the incumbent
- The way the job is performed is influenced a great deal by company rules, policies and procedures
- The work itself provides a lot of clues about what the incumbent should do to get the job done.
For each item, the rater was asked to indicate whether the statement was an accurate or inaccu- rate description (on a 7-point scale) of the job. Responses were coded in such a way that higher scores indicate more autonomy.
The Hackman & Oldham scale
- I have significant autonomy in determining how I do my job
- I can decide on my own how to go about doing my work
- I have considerable opportunity for independence and freedom in how I do my job
Incumbents rated these items on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree)