Accession Number : ADA056259
Title : A Note on the Stability of the Job Descriptive Index (J. D. I.).
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Benjamin ; Dachler,H Peter
Report Date : May 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : The increased use of attitude measures in time-based studies as either predictor or criterion necessitates an assessment of these measures' stability (retest reliability). The 16 month stability of the Job Descriptive Index (Smith et al., 1969) was assessed by two administrations of the measure to a diverse sample of 847 Atlantic Coast Utility employees. Data analyzed within a Campbell and Fiske (1959) multitrait (JDI Dimensions) - multimethod (time 1 /time 2 administration) matrix revealed good stability coefficients and also indicated that the five JDI satisfaction scales retain their relative independence over time. Some problems regarding the theoretical meaning of these results are briefly discussed.
Descriptors : *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *JOB SATISFACTION , MEASUREMENT , STABILITY , PREDICTIONS
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE