Accession Number:

AD0779828

Title:

The Job Diagnostic Survey: An Instrument for the Diagnosis of Jobs and the Evaluation of Job Redesign Projects

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The report describes the Job Diagnostic Survey JDS, an instrument designed to measure the following three classes of variables 1 The objective characteristics of jobs, particularly the degree to which jobs are designed so that they enhance the internal work motivation and the job satisfaction of people who do them 2 The personal affective reactions of individuals to their jobs and to the broader work setting and 3 the readiness of individuals to respond positively to enriched jobs--i.e., jobs which have measured potential for generating internal work motivation. The JDS is based on a specific theory of how jobs affect employee motivation. It is intended for two general types of use For diagnosing existing jobs to determine if and how they might be re- designed to improve employee productivity and satisfaction and for evaluating the effect of job changes on employees--whether the changes derive from deliberate job enrichment projects or from naturally-occurring modifications of technology or work systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE