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 H. Ironson

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)878-893
Number of pages16
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2004


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Mathematics


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