General Nordic Questionnaire

Job demands
1.    Is your work load irregular so that the work piles up? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
2.    Do you have to work overtime? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
3.    Is it necessary to work at a rapid pace?? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
4.    Do you have too much to do?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
5.    Does your work require physical endurance? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
6.    Does your work require quick decisions?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
7.    Are your work tasks too difficult for you? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
8.    Does your work require maximum attention? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
9.    Does your work require great precision of movement? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
10.Are there interruptions that disturb your work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
11.Does your work require complex decisions?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
12.Is your work monotonous? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
13.Do you have to repeat the same work procedure at intervals of a few minutes? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
14.Do you perform work tasks for which you need more training? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
15.Are your skills and knowledge useful in your work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
16.Is your work challenging in a positive way? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
17.Do you consider your work meaningful? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
18.Does your job require that you acquire new knowledge and new skills? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
19.Is it possible to have social contact with co-workers while you are working?
20.Have you been exposed to threats or violence at work during the last two years? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
21.Are errors in your work associated with a risk of personal injury? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
22.Are errors in your work associated with the risk of economical losses? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
23.Does your job include contact with customers or clients? [1= No‚ 2= Yes‚ mostly indirect contacts (by mail‚ telefax‚ e-mail‚ etc.)‚ 3= Yes‚ mostly direct contacts (face to face contact or by phone)?‚ 4= Yes‚ equally both direct and indirect contacts]
If you answered “yes” (2‚ 3 or 4) please answer the following questions (35 – 37)‚ otherwise‚ go to question 38.
24.Does your work involve personal contact with customers or clients? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
25.Do you have to receive and handle complaints from customers or clients? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
26.Are you content with your ability to maintain a good relationship with your customers or clients? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Role expectations
27.Have clear‚ planned goals and objectives been defined for your job? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
28.Do you know what your responsibilities are? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
29.Do you know exactly what is expected of you at work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
30.Do you have to do things that you feel should be done differently? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
31.Are you given assignments without adequate resources to complete them? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
32.Do you receive incompatible requests from two or more people? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
33.Does your job involve tasks that are in conflict with your personal values? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Control at work
34.If there are alternative methods for doing your work‚ can you choose which method to use? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
35.Can you influence the amount of work assigned to you? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
36.Can you set your own work pace? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
37.Can you decide yourself when you are going to take a break? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
38.Can you decide the length of your break? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
39.Do you have any flexibility in setting your own working hours? (e.g. flex time) [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
40.Can you influence decisions concerning the persons you will need to collaborate with? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
41.Can you decide when to be in contact with clients? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
42.Can you influence decisions that are important for your work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Predictability at work
43.Do you know in advance what kind of tasks to expect a month from now? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
44.Do you know in advance who will be your co-workers a month from now? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
45.Do you know in advance who will be your superior a month from now? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
46.Is it necessary to demonstrate your ability and competence to others in order to be assigned to attractive tasks or projects? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
47.Do you feel that you have someone or an organization which looks after your interest?
48.Are there rumors concerning changes at your workplace? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
49.Do you know what is required in order for you to get a job that you consider attractive in 2 years? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
50.Do you know what has to be learned and which new skills have to be acquired in order for you to maintain a job that you consider attractive in 2 years? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
51.Are you confident that‚ in 2 years from now‚ you will have a job that you consider as attractive as your present job? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
52.Do you prefer the challenge presented by taking on new work tasks often? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
53.Do you prefer the challenge presented by working with new co-workers? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
54.Do you prefer the challenge presented by working in different places? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
ma‎stery of Work
55.Are you content with the quality of the work you do? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
56.Are you content with the amount of work that you get done? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
57.Are you content with your ability to solve problems at work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
58.Are you content with your ability to maintain a good relationship with your co-workers at work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
59.Do you get information about the quality of the work you do? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
60.Can you yourself immediately assess whether you did your work well? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Social interactions
61.If needed‚ can you get support and help with your work from your coworkers? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
62.If needed‚ can you get support and help with your work from your immediate superior? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
63.If needed‚ are your co-workers willing to listen to your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
64.If needed‚ is your immediate superior willing to listen to your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
65.If needed‚ can you talk with your friends about your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
66.If needed‚ can you talk with your spouse or any other close person about your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
67.Are your work achievements appreciated by your immediate superior? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
68.Have you noticed any disturbing conflicts between co-workers? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
69.Do you feel that your friends/ family can be relied for support when things get tough at work? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
Bullying and harassment
70.Have you noticed anyone being subjected to harassment or bullying at your workplace during the last six months? [1=no‚ 2= yes]
71.How many people have you seen being bullied or subjected to harassment during the last six months? men/ women
72.Have you been subjected to bullying or harassment at the workplace during the last six months? [1=no‚ 2= yes]
Leadership
73.Does your immediatesuperior encourage you to participate in important decisions? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
74.Does your immediatesuperior encourage you to speak up‚ when you have different opinions? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
75.Does your immediatesuperior help you develop your skills? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
76.Does your immediate superior tackle problems as soon as they surface? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
77.Do you trust the ability of the management to look after the future of the company/ organization? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
78.Does your immediate superior distribute the work fairly and impartially? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
79.Does your immediate superior treat the workers fairly and equally? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
80.Is the relationship between you and your immediate superior a source of stress to you? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Organizational culture and climate
What is the climate like in your work unit?
81.Competitive [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
82.Encouraging and supportive [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
83.Distrustful and suspicious [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
84.Relaxed and comfortable [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
85.Rigid and rule-based [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
86.Do workers take initiatives at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
87.Are workers encouraged to think of ways to do things better at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
88.Is there sufficient communication in your your department? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
89.Have you noticed any inequalities in how men and women are treated at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
90.Have you noticed any inequalities in how older and younger employees are treated at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
91.At your organization are you rewarded (encouragement‚ money) for a job well done? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
92.Are workers well taken care of in your organization? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
93.To what extent is the management of your organization interested in the health and wellbeing of the personnel? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
Interaction between. Work and private life
94.Do the demands of your work interfere with your home and family life? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
95.Do the demands of your family or spouse / partner interfere with your work related activities? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Work centrality
96.Assign a total of 100 points to indicate how important the following areas are in your life at the present time
a.    Leisure (such as hobbies‚ sports‚ recreation‚ and contact with friends) ______
b.    Community (such as voluntary organizations‚ trade un‎ions and political organization) ______
c.    Work ______
d.    Religious activities and beliefs ______
e.    Family______
97.How important and significant is working in your life as a whole? [One of the least important things in my life 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 One of the most important things in my life]
Commitment to the organization
98.To my friends I praise this organization a great place to work [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
99.My values are very similar to the organization’s values [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
100.This organization really inspires me to give my very best job performance [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
Group work
101.Do you belong to a permanent working group or team? [1= no‚ 2= yes]
If you answered “yes” please answer the following questions (113 – 116)‚ otherwise‚ go to question 117.
102.Do you appreciate belonging to this group or team? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
103.Is your group or team work flexible? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
104.Is your group or team successful at problem solving? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
105.How often does your group or team have group or team meetings? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
Work motivation
How important are the following considerations in relation to your ideal job
[1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
106.To develop my own personality [1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
107.To have good pay and material benefits [1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
108.To have a peaceful and orderly job [1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
109.To get a sense of accomplishing something worthwhile [1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
110.That the work is secure and provides regular income[1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
111.To have a safe and healthy physical work environment[1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
112.To be able to put my imagination and creativity to good use at work[1= unimportant‚ 2= not so important‚ 3= rather important‚ 4= very important‚ 5= absolutely necessary]
 
Job demands
1.    Is your work load irregular so that the work piles up? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
2.    Is it necessary to work at a rapid pace?? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
3.    Do you have too much to do?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
4.    Does your work require quick decisions?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
5.    Does your work require maximum attention? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
6.    Does your work require complex decisions?  [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
7.    Are your work tasks too difficult for you? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
8.    Do you perform work tasks for which you need more training? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
9.    Does your job require that you acquire new knowledge and new skills? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
10.Are your skills and knowledge useful in your work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Role expectations
11.Have clear‚ planned goals and objectives been defined for your job? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
12.Do you know what your responsibilities are? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
13.Do you know exactly what is expected of you at work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
14.Do you have to do things that you feel should be done differently? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
15.Are you given assignments without adequate resources to complete them? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
16.Do you receive incompatible requests from two or more people? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Control at work
17.Can you set your own work pace? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
18.Can you decide yourself when you are going to take a break? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
19.Can you decide the length of your break? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
20.Do you have any flexibility in setting your own working hours? (e.g. flex time) [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
21.If there are alternative methods for doing your work‚ can you choose which method to use? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
22.Can you influence the amount of work assigned to you? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
23.Can you influence decisions concerning the persons you will need to collaborate with? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
24.Can you influence decisions that are important for your work? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Predictability at work
25.Do you know what is required in order for you to get a job that you consider attractive in 2 years? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
26.Do you know what has to be learned and which new skills have to be acquired in order for you to maintain a job that you consider attractive in 2 years? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
27.Are you confident that‚ in 2 years from now‚ you will have a job that you consider as attractive as your present job? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
28.Do you prefer the challenge presented by taking on new work tasks often? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
29.Do you prefer the challenge presented by working with new co-workers? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
30.Do you prefer the challenge presented by working in different places? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
31.If needed‚ can you get support and help with your work from your coworkers? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
32.If needed‚ are your co-workers willing to listen to your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
33.Are your work achievements appreciated by your co-workers? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
34.If needed‚ can you get support and help with your work from your nearest superior? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
35.If needed‚ is your nearest superior willing to listen to your work-related problems? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
36.Are your work achievements appreciated by your nearest superior? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Leadership
37.Does your nearest superior encourage you to participate in important decisions? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
38.Does your nearest superior encourage you to speak up‚ when you have different opinions? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
39.Does your nearest superior help you develop your skills? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
40.Does your nearest superior distribute the work fairly and impartially? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
41.Does your nearest superior treat the workers fairly and equally? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Organizational culture and climate
What is the climate like in your work unit?
42.Encouraging and supportive [[1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
43.Distrustful and suspicious [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
44.Relaxed and comfortable [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
45.Do workers take initiatives at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
46.Are workers encouraged to think of ways to do things better at your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
47.Is there sufficient communication in your workplace? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
48.At your organization are you rewarded (encouragement‚ money) for a job well done? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
49.Are workers well taken care of in your organization? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
50.To what extent is the management of your organization interested in the health and wellbeing of the personnel? [1= very little or not at all‚ 2= rather little‚ 3= somewhat‚ 4= much rather‚ 5= very much]
Bullying and harassment
51.Have you noticed anyone being subjected to harassment or bullying at your workplace during the last six months? [1=no‚ 2= yes]
52.How many people have you seen being bullied or subjected to harassment during the last six months? men/ women
53.Have you been subjected to bullying or harassment at the workplace during the last six months? [1=no‚ 2= yes]
Interaction between. Work and private life
54.Do the demands of your work interfere with your home and family life? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
55.Do the demands of your family or spouse / partner interfere with your work related activities? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
Commitment to the organization
56.To my friends I praise this organization a great place to work [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
57.My values are very similar to the organization’s values [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
58.This organization really inspires me to give my very best job performance [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
Work motivation
59.Do you feel motivated to do your work? [1= absolutely not‚ 2= rarely‚ 3= uncertain‚ 4= maybe‚ 5= absolutely]
60.Do you perceive your work as challenging? [1= absolutely not‚ 2= rarely‚ 3= uncertain‚ 4= maybe‚ 5= absolutely]
61.Would you like to work fewer hours per week if it was economically possible? [1= absolutely not‚ 2= rarely‚ 3= uncertain‚ 4= maybe‚ 5= absolutely]
62.During how many working days per month do you feel a strong willingness to work? [1= less than 5 days‚ 2= 5-9 days‚ 3= 10-14days‚ 4= 15-20 days‚ 5= more than 20 days]
Job and life satisfaction
63.How satisfied are you with your present work? [1= very dissatisfied‚ 2= rather dissatisfied‚ 3= neither satisfied or dissatisfied‚ 4= rather satisfied‚ 5= very satisfied]
64.How satisfied are you with your present life? [1= very dissatisfied‚ 2= rather dissatisfied‚ 3= neither satisfied or dissatisfied‚ 4= rather satisfied‚ 5= very satisfied]
65.Do you feel positive about how your work will develop in the future? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
Health and well-being
66.Current work ability compared with the lifetime best. Assume that your work ability at its best has a value of 10 points. How many points would you give your current work ability? (1 means that you cannot currently work at all). [1= completely unable to work to 10 = work ability at its best]
67.What’s your health compared with others of your own age? [1= very poor‚ 2= rather poor‚ 3= moderate‚ 4= rather good‚ 5= Very good]
68.How do you rate your current work ability with respect to the physical demands of your work? [1= very dissatisfied‚ 2= rather dissatisfied‚ 3= neither satisfied or dissatisfied‚ 4= rather satisfied‚ 5= very satisfied]
69.How do you rate your current work ability with respect to the mental demands of your work? [1= very dissatisfied‚ 2= rather dissatisfied‚ 3= neither satisfied or dissatisfied‚ 4= rather satisfied‚ 5= very satisfied]
Stress means the situation when a person feels tense‚ restless‚ nervous‚ or anxious‚ or is unable to sleep at night because his or hers mind is troubled all the time.
70.Do you feel that kind of work-related stress these days? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
71.How many workdays during last 12 months have you been absent from work because of your own sickness? [1= 0 days‚ 2= 1-7 days‚ 3= 8-24 days‚ 4= 25-99 days‚ 5= 100 days or more]
72.I can manage what I do at work as good as others [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
73.I can fit my work tasks in relation to my physical and psychosocial capacities [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
74.I have the capacity to handle most of the situation in my work [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
75.I have a positive attitude to my work and work tasks [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
Work and age
76.Can you use all your knowledge which you have obtained during years at your work? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
77.Do you believe that the fact that you are getting older will cause you some problems at your work in the future? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
78.Are elderly workers’ experience appreciated at your workplace? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
79.Have you noticed any inequalities in how older and younger workers are treated at your workplace? [1= very seldom or never‚ 2= rather seldom‚ 3= sometimes‚ 4= rather often‚ 5= very often or always]
80.Is your nearest superior [1= older than you‚ 2= younger than you‚ 3= about the same age]
81.Elderly workers are passed over/left out in cases of promotion or internal recruitment [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
82.Elderly workers do not have equal opportunities for training during work time [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
83.Younger workers are preferred when new equipments‚ activities or working methods are introduced [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
84.Elderly workers less often take part in development appraisals/ appraisal interviews with their superior than younger workers [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
85.Elderly workers have less wage increase than younger workers [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
86.Elderly workers are not expected to take part in change processes and new working methods to the same degree as their younger peers [1= totally disagree‚ 2= disagree to some extent‚ 3= indifferent‚ 4= agree to some extent‚ 5= totally agree]
Questions for those aged at least 55
87.Have you thought about timing of your own retirement? [1= yes‚ 2= no]
88.If yes‚ at what age are you planning to retire? …. year of age
1.    Would any of the following statements be important to you for your decision to prolong your working career? [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
89.Increasing superior’s and co-workers’ appreciation and encouragement [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
90.New and interesting work tasks [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
91.Increasing task variety [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
92.Increasing learning opportunities [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
93.Mentoring younger colleagues [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
94.Increasing financial compensations [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
95.Reducing daily working hours while maintaining full wages [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
96.Reducing workload dependent on an extended working career [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
97.Offering a different position dependent on an extended working career [1= not at all‚ 2= only a little‚ 3= to some extent‚ 4= rather much‚ 5= very much]
 
Control at work‚ Job demands and role expectations‚ Role expectations‚ Predictability at work‚ ma‎stery of work‚ Social interactions (Social support)‚ Leadership‚ Organizational culture‚ Organizational commitment‚ Work centrality‚ Working groups and teams‚ Work motives‚ Work-Life interaction (Interaction between work and private life)
 
Each domain is comprised of up to four subscales and reliability ranges from α = 0.60 to α = 0.88 with most above 0.70.
 
 

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