Job Control scales

Two scales were validated by Smith, Tisak, Hahn, & Schmieder (1997, JOB) …

Work control scale

Originally by Dwyer and Ganster (1991) based on Ganster (1989).

Response scale for items: very little, little, a moderate amount, much, very much

  1. How much control do you have over the variety of methods you use in completing your work?
  2. How much can you choose among a variety of tasks or projects to do?
  3. How much control do you have personally over the quality of your work?
  4. How much can you generally predict the amount of work you will have to do on any given day?
  5. How much control do you have personally over how much work you get done?
  6. How much control do you have over how quickly or slowly you have to work?
  7. How much control do you have over the scheduling and duration of your rest breaks?
  8. How much control do you have over when you come to work and leave?
  9. How much control do you have over when you take vacation or days o€ ?
  10. How much are you able to predict what the results of decisions you make on the job will be?
  11. How much are you able to decorate, rearrange, or personalize your work area?
  12. How much can you control the physical conditions of your work station (lighting, temperature)?
  13. How much control do you have over how you do your work?
  14. How much can you control when and how much you interact with others at work?
  15. How much influence do you have over the policies and procedures in your work unit?
  16. How much control do you have over the sources of information you need to do your job?
  17. How much are things that affect you at work predictable, even if you can’t directly control them?
  18. How much control do you have over the amount of resources (tools, material) you get?
  19. How much can you control the number of times you are interrupted while you work?
  20. How much control do you have over the amount you earn at your job?
  21. How much control do you have over how your work is evaluated?
  22. In general, how much overall control do you have over work and work-related matters?

Job decision latitude scale

Originally by Karasek (1985).

Response scale for items: strongly disagree, disagree, neither, agree, strongly agree

  1. My job requires that I learn new things
  2. My job involves a lot of repetitive work
  3. My job requires me to be creative
  4. My job allows me to make a lot of decisions on my own
  5. My job requires a high level of skill
  6. On my job, I have very little freedom to decide how I work
  7. I get to do a variety of different things on my job
  8. I have a lot of say about what happens on my job
  9. I have an opportunity to develop my own special abilities

Hypothesized skill discretion items: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 Hypothesized decision authority items: 4, 6, 8

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