Upward Mobile Orientation Measure
1. I generally try my best to do what an organization I work for wants me to do.
2. If I had the choice‚ I would take a promotion over the acceptance of my peers any time.
3. One of my goals is to get a good job and excel at it.
4. Eventually‚ I would like to be the “big boss” in an organization.
5. I firmly believe that if I work hard enough‚ one day I will be right up at the top.
6. I am good at my job and I love it.
7. Most of all‚ I really want to be recognized for the excellent work I do.
8. *I think moving up in an organization is not worth all the work you have to do.
9. Sometimes I think I am a “workaholic.”
10.I want a job where what I do really counts for something.
11.Everyone tells me I am a really good worker.
12.I want work which has a lot of intangible rewards.
13.Ordinarily‚ I feel good about what I have accomplished when I am done with my day’s work.
14.I would be willing to work hard to be the top person in an organization.
15.Since I am really good at what I do‚ I will move up in the organization.
16.What I want most in a job is the possibility of really doing something important.
17.Any job worth doing is worth doing as well as I can.
18.I am a very creative worker.
* Reverse scoring.
Ambivalent Orientation Measure
1. Other than a paycheck‚ the organizations I have worked for have had little to offer me.
2. The product/service produced by organizations where I have worked are of very low quality.
3. *I have generally been quite satisfied with jobs I have had.
4. The organizations I have worked for couldn’t care less whether I live or die--and I feel the same way about them.
5. I really dislike the rules and regulations I am forced to live with in organizations.
6. I am usually unhappy wherever I work.
7. Everywhere I have worked‚ I have had an incompetent supervisor.
8. Wherever I work‚ I wish I were working somewhere‚ almost anywhere‚ else than where I am.
9. *The procedures and regulations of organizations I have worked for have generally been quite reasonable.
10.I find it difficult to adapt to the demands of most organizations.
11.Generally‚ I don’t like the rules that organizations make me follow.
12.I don’t really like most of the people I have worked with.
13.*I have worked for really good organizations.
14.Most organizations have unreasonable expectations for workers like me.
15.Most of the time‚ a halfhearted effort is all I feel I need to give in a job.
16.I really hate most organizations I have worked for.
17.One supervisor is about like any other‚ a pain in the backside.
18.What I want most in a job is to be left alone.
19.Frankly‚ I am smarter than most of the people I have worked for.
20.I have been unhappy just about everywhere I have worked.
* Reverse scoring.
Indifferent Orientation Measure
1. My life begins when I get off work.
2. If I were offered a job that paid better‚ I would take it in a “New York Minute.”
3. A job is a job--everyone has to work somewhere.
4. I am generally indifferent to where I work. One job is about the same as another.
5. Generally‚ I just do as much as is required by my job.
6. Since I am entitled to them‚ I take all of my sick days whether I am sick or not.
7. I don’t much care where I work‚ so long as the pay is good.
8. When work is over‚ life begins.
9. One job is pretty much like any other job.
10. If I found out the organization I worked for was in trouble‚ I would quickly look for a job in another organization.
11. Work is something I have to do‚ not something I want to do.
12. When it comes to choosing a job‚ “show me the money!”
5 = Strongly Agree; 4 = Agree; 3 = Undecided; 2 = Disagree; 1 = Strongly Disagree.
This instrument can be found at: http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/publications/204.pdf & http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/org_orient.htm
McCroskey‚ J. C.‚ Richmond‚ V. P.‚ Johnson‚ A. D.‚ & Smith‚ H. T. (2004). Organizational orientations theory and measurement: Development of measures and preliminary investigations. Communication Quarterly‚ 52(1)‚ 1-14.