Job-related Affective Well-being Scale JAWS

The Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS) is a scale designed to assess people’s emotional reactions to their job. It asks them to indicate for each of 30 emotions (20 emotions in the short form) how often they have experienced them in the past 30 days. The JAWS should be cited as Van Katwyk, P. T., Fox, S., Spector, P. E., & Kelloway, E. K. (2000). Using the Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale (JAWS) to investigate affective responses to work stressors. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5(2), 219-230. doi:

JAWS Overview

JAWS Bibliography

JAWS Scoring

Conditions for Using the JAWS

Translations of the JAWS

JAWS 30-item version

JAWS 20-item version The one we usually use.

Note: The JAWS is copyright © 1999, Paul T. Van Katwyk, Suzy Fox, Paul E. Spector, and E. Kevin Kelloway, All rights reserved.