Development of the Job Diagnostic Survey

  title={Development of the Job Diagnostic Survey},
  author={J. Richard Hackman and Greg R. Oldham},
  journal={Journal of Applied Psychology},
The properties and uses of the Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS) are described. The JDS is intended (a) to diagnose existing jobs to determine if (and how) they might be redesigned to improve employee motivation and productivity, and (b) to evaluate the effects of job changes on employees. The instrument is based on a specific theory of how job design affects work motivation, and provides measures of (a) objective job dimensions, (b) individual psychological states resulting from these dimensions, (c… 

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