The Job Diagnostic Survey: An Instrument for the Diagnosis of Jobs and the Evaluation of Job Redesign Projects
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations