The General Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work
The QPS Nordic is a 123-item instrument designed for the assessment of psychological, social and organizational working conditions: 1) to provide a basis for implementing organizational development and interventions, 2) for documentation of changes in working conditions, and 3) for research into associations between work and health.

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile 

General Nord

Sample Items


Relevant Literature:

  1. Elo, A.-L., Skogstad, A., Dallner, M., Gamberale, F., Hottinen, V., & Knardahl, S. (2000). User’s guide for the QPSNordic : General Nordic Questionnaire for psychological and social factors at work. Nordic Council of Ministers.
  2. Hoff, T. (2009). An External Validation of Two Psychosocial Work Environment Surveys – A SWOT Approach. Scandinavian Journal of Organizational Psychology, 1(1). Retrieved from
  3. Koivu, A., Hyrkäs, K., & Saarinen, P. I. (2011). Who attends clinical supervision? The uptake of clinical supervision by hospital nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(1), 69–79. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01185.x
  4. Koivu, A., Saarinen, P. I., & Hyrkas, K. (2012). Does clinical supervision promote medical-surgical nurses’ well-being at work? A quasi-experimental 4-year follow-up study. Journal of Nursing Management, 20(3), 401–413. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01388.x
  5. Mehrdad, R., Dennerlein, J. T., Haghighat, M., & Aminian, O. (2010). Association between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian nurses. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53(10), 1032–1039. doi:10.1002/ajim.20869
  6. Strandberg Christer, W. O. (2007). All call centres are not “electronic sweatshops???! On leadership and psychosocial work conditions in Swedish in-house call centres. The Journal of E-Working.
  7. Tham, P. (2007). Why Are They Leaving? Factors Affecting Intention to Leave among Social Workers in Child Welfare. British Journal of Social Work, 37(7), 1225–1246. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcl054
  8. Ulla Peterson, E. D. (2008). Work Characteristics and Sickness Absence in Burnout and Nonburnout Groups: A Study of Swedish Health Care Workers. International Journal of Stress Management – INT J STRESS MANAGEMENT, 15(2), 153–172. doi:10.1037/1072-5245.15.2.153