Handbook of Management Scales/Schedule flexibility

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Schedule flexibility (alpha = 0.78)[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The authors develop and validate a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents across four content domains: task and work responsibilities, schedule flexibility, location flexibility and financial incentives.

Definition[edit | edit source]

Idiosyncratic deals (i-deals) are "mutually beneficial, personalized agreements of a nonstandard nature that are negotiated between individual employees and their employers".

The schedule flexibility dimension is associated with when employees do their jobs.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • My supervisor considers my personal needs when making my work schedule. (0.83)
  • At my request, my supervisor has accommodated my off-the-job demands when assigning my work hours. (0.75)
  • Outside of formal leave and sick time, my supervisor has allowed me to take time off to attend to non-work-related issues. (0.61)

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Comments[edit | edit source]

The scale was tested across three samples; it can, thus, be assumed that it is valid and reliable.