Perspectives on the measurement of job attitudes: The long view

Patricia C. Smith, Jeffrey M. Stanton

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Insights from 50 years of industrial research and consulting projects were synthesized into a set of themes pertaining to the measurement of job attitudes. The themes include the importance of developing instruments using vocabulary and style familiar to respondents; of programmatic research in developing and validating measures; of paying attention to anomalies and discontinuities in data; and of integrating research results into science and practice. The authors develop recommendations concerning obtaining useful field experience and fostering a scientific environment that respects and encourages efforts to improve psychological measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-386
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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