(MJDQ)

MINNESOTA JOB DESCRIPTION QUESTIONNAIRE

Description

The Minnesota Job Description Questionnaire (MJDQ) is designed to measure the reinforcer (need-satisfier) characteristics of jobs along 21 reinforcer dimensions:

Ability Utilization

                    Moral Values

Achievement

Recognition

Activity                            

Responsibility

Advancement

Security

Authority

Social Service

Autonomy     

Social Status

Company Policies       

Supervision--Human Relations

Compensation

Supervision--Technical

Co-workers

Variety

Creativity

Working Conditions

Independence

 

 

In typical applications of the MJDQ, a group of raters (e.g., supervisors, employees, or job analysts) are asked to rate a specific job. Composite scaling of the MJDQs completed by all raters results in an Occupational Reinforcer Pattern (ORP), which is the pattern of rated reinforcers or need-satisfiers on a given job. The MJDQ is the instrument used to create the ORPs in Occupational Reinforcer Patterns (1986) (see sample), and can be used to create ORPs locally. The MJDQ can also be used to obtain an individual's perception of jobs in terms of expected or perceived reinforcer patterns.

Format

The MJDQ comes in two forms--Form E for employees and Form S for Supervisors. The forms are the same except for the different orientation to rating the job required by supervisors (or other "experts") and employees. Form E also includes the standard 20-item short form of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. The MJDQ is appropriate for use with individuals who can read at the fifth grade level or higher. Both Form S and Form E are gender neutral. The MJDQ can be administered to groups or to individuals. Instructions for the administration of the MJDQ are given in the booklet. Either form usually requires about 20 minutes to complete.

Manual

A technical manual on the development, reliability, and validity of the MJDQ (and a copy of Form S) has been published as Monograph XXV in the Minnesota Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. This monograph also includes information on the development of ORPs. ORPs developed from the use of the MJDQ for 185 occupations are reported in Occupational Reinforcer Patterns (1986).

 Scoring

The MJDQ is virtually impossible to score by hand. Computer scoring service is available. Standard scoring includes a group ORP, as well as individual MJDQ profiles. Users will be charged an additional fee if booklets are not pre-categorized into groups and need to be sorted by VPR. Scoring charges begin at $1.75 per individual, depending on the number scored at one time and the services requested. Minimum scoring charge is for 15 MJDQs. Scoring of the MSQ section of the MJDQ Form E is an additional $1.10 per booklet. Combined group ORPs can be arranged at an additional cost of $20.00 per group.

MJDQ Manual

MJDQ Bibliography

MJDQ S Form (sample)

MJDQ E Form (sample)

MJDQ Ordering Information

MJDQ Booklets (non-reusable) are available at the following prices (minimum order is 20 copies):

Separate Items

#410 MJDQ Form S

20 to 249 copies............................................$.75 each
250 or more copies.........................................$.73 each

#420 MJDQ Form E

20 to 249 copies............................................$.80 each
250 or more copies.........................................$.78 each

Form S will be sent unless Form E is specified.

 

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