Menon Empowerment Scale

Menon‚ 2001
Perceived Control
1.    I can influence the way work is done in my department.
2.    I can influence decisions taken in my department.*
3.    I have the authority to make decisions at work.*
Perceived Competence
4.    I have the capabilities required to do my job well.
5.    I have the skills and abilities to do my job well.
6.    I have the competence to work effectively.
Goal Internalization
7.    I am inspired by what we are trying to achieve as an organization.
8.    I am inspired by the goals of the organization.
9.    I am enthusiastic about working toward the organization’s objectives.
[* alternative wording—“decisions made” (item 2): “make decisions” (item 3)]
perceived control (.83)‚ perceived competence (.80) and goal internalization (.88).
1= Strongly Disagree‚ 2= Moderately Disagree‚ 3= Mildly Disagree‚ 4= Mildly Agree‚ 5= Moderately Agree‚ 6= Strongly Agree

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