Job Attitudes

This page links to measures of job attitudes and motivation. The most often measured attitude is job satisfaction. There is more on the topic here.

Job Engagement and Motivation

  • Job Engagement. By Rich et al. (2010), Academy of Management Journal. Three subscale, 18-items: Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive engagement.
  • Job Engagement Short Form. Houle et al. 2022, Journal of Business and Psychology. Same three subscales, 9-item version of Rich 2010 scale (above) in English and French.
  • Job and organization engagement. Saks 2006, Journal of Managerial Psychology. Has separate subscales for each.
  • Motivation at Work Scale, MAWS. Gagné et al. 2010, Educational and Psychological Measurement . Four subscales including extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
  • Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, UWES. Schaufeli et al. 2006, Educational and Psychological Measurement. This manual contains several language versions. Three subscales of Absorption, Dedication, and Vigor.
  • Work and family engagement. Rothbard 2001, Administrative Science Quarterly . Subscales of Attention and Absorption for work and for family.

Job Satisfaction

Commitment and Involvement

Miscellaneous Attitudinal Variables

  • Menon Empowerment Scale. Menon 2001, Applied Psychology: An International Review. Subscales of Perceived Control, Perceived Competence, and Goal Internalization. Long and short versions in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Perceived Organizational Support short-form. From Rhodes et al. 2001, Journal of Applied Psychology. Saks created a separate perceived supervisor support from some of the items.
  • Trust. Dietz et al., 2006, Personnel Review. Reviews/Provides 14 measures of trust from the literature. If you are looking for a trust measure, start here.