Shorter can also be better: The abridged job in general scale

Steven S. Russell, Christiane Spitzmüller, Lilly F. Lin, Jeffrey M. Stanton, Patricia C. Smith, Gail Ironson

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Abstract

The Job Descriptive Index family of job attitude measures includes the Job in General (JIG) scale, a measure of global satisfaction with one's job. The scale was originally developed and validated by Ironson, Smith, Brannick, Gibson, and Paul. Following structured scale reduction procedures developed by Stanton, Sinar, Balzer, and Smith, the current authors developed an abridged version of the JIG for use by practitioners and researchers of organizational behavior. They report the results of three validation studies documenting the process of scale reduction and the psychometric suitability of the reduced-length scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-893
Number of pages16
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Job satisfaction
  • Scale reduction
  • Test construction
  • Test validity

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  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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Shorter can also be better : The abridged job in general scale. / Russell, Steven S.; Spitzmüller, Christiane; Lin, Lilly F.; Stanton, Jeffrey M.; Smith, Patricia C.; Ironson, Gail.

In: Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 64, No. 5, 01.10.2004, p. 878-893.

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Russell, Steven S. ; Spitzmüller, Christiane ; Lin, Lilly F. ; Stanton, Jeffrey M. ; Smith, Patricia C. ; Ironson, Gail. / Shorter can also be better : The abridged job in general scale. In: Educational and Psychological Measurement. 2004 ; Vol. 64, No. 5. pp. 878-893.
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