February 13, 2006

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Dr. Patricia Smith visits with Dr. William Balzer.
Dr. Patricia Smith visits with Dr. William Balzer at a campus lunch in her honor last year.

BGSU job satisfaction measure going nationwide

BGSU is partnering with a Florida survey research organization to offer businesses an online tool that measures how satisfied their employees really are in comparison to others nationwide.

The Normative Express® tool was developed by Amplitude Research, which is collaborating with Bowling Green’s industrial/organizational psychology program to provide job attitude measures that can be administered, scored and interpreted for any organization. Amplitude offers the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and Job in General Index (JIG) created in the mid-1960s by Dr. Patricia Smith, a BGSU professor emeritus of psychology. Both the JDI and JIG are measures of job satisfaction that are used throughout the world.

Assessment is focused on the five key areas that influence overall job satisfaction: the work itself, pay, co-workers, opportunities for advancement and supervision.

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