Job Descriptive Index (JDI)
The JDI was developed by Smith, Kendall, and Hulin (1969).
Smith, Kendall, and Hulin (1969) defined job satisfaction as “the feelings a worker has about his job” .
Commonly Used Standard Inventories for measuring job satisfaction.
It consists of a series of job-related adjectives and statements that are rated by employees.
The scales yield scores on five dimensions of job satisfaction Index:
- Promotional opportunities
- The work itself
Job Descriptive Index (JDI) Instrument
72-item instrument -Each scale- JDI-coworker, JDI-pay, JDI-promotion, JDI-supervisor, JDI-work, includes a checklist of adjectives or adjective phrases, and respondents are asked to fill the blank beside each item as follows: “Y” (agreement), “N” (disagreement), and “?” (cannot decide).