Handbook of Management Scales/Task and work responsibilities

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Task and work responsibilities (alpha = 0.83)[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 task and work responsibilities dimension is associated with what employees do on their jobs.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • I have successfully asked for extra responsibilities that take advantage of the skills that I bring to the job. (0.77)
  • At my request, my supervisor has assigned me tasks that better develop my skills. (0.76)
  • I have negotiated with my supervisor for tasks that better fit my personality, skills, and abilities. (0.69)
  • My supervisor has offered me opportunities to take on desired responsibilities outside of my formal job requirements. (0.61)
  • In response to my distinctive contributions, my supervisor has granted me more flexibility in how I complete my job. (0.49)
  • Following my initial appointment, my supervisor assigned me to a desirable position that makes use of my unique abilities. (0.43)

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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. The content of the first four items is relatively similar. The factor loadings of the last two items are low.