Handbook of Management Scales/Task and work responsibilities
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)
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. The content of the first four items is relatively similar. The factor loadings of the last two items are low.