QPSNordic - the General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work: School
SND-ID: snd0837-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002516
Margareta Dallner - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health
Kari Lindström - Arbetshälsoinstitutet
Stein Knardahl - Statens arbeidsmiljöinstitutt
Elsa Örhede - Arbejdsmiljöinstituttet
The study consisted of construction and testing of a questionnaire, QPSNordic, which is a common Nordic questionnaire for psychological and social factors in working life. The study was financed by the Nordic Minister Counsellor (Nordiska Ministerrådet) and the Nordic working environment institutes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Three books and one user manual have been published in the Nordic Minister Counsellor's publication series NORD. In addition, user manuals have been released in the language of each involved country. There are reports on the study and the validity check process in each country. The reports contain reviews on the intelligible and the theoretic background to the psychological and social factors which were chosen to be measured by QPSNordic. The relevant work related psychological and social factors are defined, their theoretic background is described and their association with health and well-being is presented.
The basic principles for the selection of factors to QPSNordic were their relevance and importance for work, health and well-being. The multidi
The basic principles for the selection of factors to QPSNordic were their relevance and importance for work, health and well-being. The multidisciplinary composition of the project group with experts from different specialties affected the choices in both content and methodology. Data bases from earlier Nordic questionnaires made the ground for the selection of questions in the questionnaire. The new QPSNordic consists of multiple-choice questions about following psychological and social factors in work: job requirement and control, predictability and mastery in work, social factors, leadership, organisational culture, interaction between work and private life, centrality of work, commitment to the organisation and work motivation.
The validity check process contained the data collections from four Nordic countries. The first data collection (n=1015) was made to study the factor structure of the questionnaire. Twenty-six scales were created. The second collection (n=995) was made to test the intelligible and predictable validity of the scales. Inner consistence and retest reliability was estimated for each scale. The final version of QPSNordic contains 129 questions whereof 80 make up the 26 scales.
QPSNordic is designed to use as an instrument for studying psychological, social and organisational working conditions: 1) In organisation development and interventions, 2) in research of association between work and health and 3) in documentation of changes in working conditions. Show less..
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Geographic location: Sweden
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