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This measure, (Work-Related Depression, Anxiety, and Irritation) developed by Caplan, Cobb, French, Van Harrison, and Pinneau (1980), assesses three dimensions of employee stress and strain. These include the extent to which employees felt depressed (unhappy, sad, blue), anxious (nervous, jittery), and irritated (annoyed, angry) while working in their job.
Coefficient alpha values ranged from .81 to .86 (Begley & Czajka, 1993; Jalajas, 1994).
Work-related depression correlated negatively with being married, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. Work-related depression correlated positively with intentions to quit (Begley & Czajka, 1993). Jalajas (1994) factor analyzed the items and found that the subscales for depression and anxiety were empirically distinct.
Caplan, R. D., Cobb, S., French, J. R. P., Van Harrison,R., & Pinneau, S. R. (1980). Job demands and worker health. Ann Arbor: University of Michi gan, Institute for Social Research. Items were taken from text, p. 274. Copy right © 1980. Reproduced with permission.
Responses are obtained on a 4-point response scale where 1 = never or a little of the time, 2 = some of the time, 3 = a good part of the time, and 4 = most of the time.
- I feel sad.
- I feel unhappy.
- I feel good (R)
- I feel depressed.
- I feel blue.
- I feel cheerful (R)
- I get angry.
- I get aggravated.
- I get irritated or annoyed.
- I feel nervous.
- I feel jittery.
- I feel calm (R)
- I feel fidgety.
Items denoted with (R) are reverse scored.
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) Work-Related Depression, Anxiety, and Irritation scale. Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/s/work-related-depression-anxiety-and-irritation-scale/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163