Work Environment Scale
The Work Environment Scale is a 90-item scale that measures employee preferences for three dimensions of work environment settings.

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile

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Sample Items


Relevant Literature:

  1. Amabile, T. M., Conti, R., Coon, H., Lazenby, J., & Herron, M. (1996). ASSESSING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR CREATIVITY. Academy of Management Journal, 39(5), 1154–1184. doi:10.2307/256995
  2. Billings, A. G., & Moos, R. H. (1986). Children of parents with unipolar depression: A controlled 1-year follow-up. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 14(1), 149–166. doi:10.1007/BF00917230
  3. Caldwell, B. S. (1991). A New View of Quantifying Organizational Climate through the Work Environment Scale. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 35(13), 930–933. doi:10.1177/154193129103501308
  4. Hildebrand, J. O., & Walsh, W. B. (1988). Person-environment congruence and perceived work climate. Journal of Career Development, 15(2), 121–133. doi:10.1007/BF01321563
  5. McCormack, J. C., & DeVore, J. R. (1986). Survey-guided process consultation in a Veterans Administration medical center psychology service. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 17(1), 51–57. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.17.1.51
  6. Polito, Tony, Kros, John, & Berry, Rik. (n.d.). Enumeration of the Organizational Culture Prescribed by the Deming Theory of Management. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict.
  7. Schroeder, B. (1992). Staff nurse perceptions of physical comfort in the work setting. Master’s Theses.
  8. Turnipseed, D. (1994). The Relationship Between the Social Environment of Organizations and the Climate for Innovation and Creativity. Creativity and Innovation Management, 3(3), 184–195. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8691.1994.tb00172.x
  9. Turnipseed, D. L. (1994). An Analysis of the Influence of Work Environment Variables and Moderators on the Burnout Syndrome. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24(9), 782–800. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.1994.tb00612.x
  10. Turnipseed, D. L., & Turnipseed, P. H. (1997). A bi???cultural analysis of the cost of caring: nursing burnout in the United States and the Philippines. Career Development   International, 2(4), 180–188. doi:10.1108/13620439710173670
  11. Westerman, J. W., & Yamamura, J. H. (2007). Generational preferences for work environment fit: effects on employee outcomes. Career Development International, 12(2), 150–161. doi:10.1108/13620430710733631