Job satisfaction

General information


This is a measure of job-related affective well-being or an indirect measure of job quality.

The single-item measures is considered to be indirect because it does not focus on the characteristics of the job as input, only on the wellbeing of the worker at their job (outcome). As a single indicator, it is easier to manage and interpret than a system of indicators of job quality. It also allows you to capture workers own evaluations about what is positive and negative about their job.

This measure is part of our Workplace Wellbeing Questionnaire. You can find more information about our recommended measures for workplace wellbeing here.


On a scale of 1 to 7 where 1 means ‘Completely dissatisfied’ and 7 means ‘Completely satisfied’ How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your present job overall?

1. Completely dissatisfied
2. Mostly dissatisfied
3. Somewhat dissatisfied
4. Neither satisfied or dissatisfied
5. Somewhat satisfied
6. Mostly satisfied
7. Completely satisfied


Peter Warr (1987) Work, Unemployment and Mental Health, Oxford Science Publications.
Edwin A. Locke (1976) The Nature and Causes of Job Satisfaction, Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1, 1297-1343.


Cost / Terms of Use

Free (No permission required)

Instructions and Scoring


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