Handbook of Management Scales/Schedule flexibility
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)
Source[edit | edit source]
- Rosen et al. (2013): Let’s Make a Deal: Development and Validation of the Ex Post I-Deals Scale. Journal of Management, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 709–742
Comments[edit | edit source]
The scale was tested across three samples; it can, thus, be assumed that it is valid and reliable.