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International Business Management
Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 91-103
DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2011.91.103  
The Dimensions of Job Characteristics: A Validation Study in a Malaysian Context
Johanim Johari , Khulida Kirana Yahya , Daratul Ambia Che Mit and Abdullah Omar
 
Abstract: This study attempts to examine the psychometric properties of the job characteristics construct which integrates 5 subscales-skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback using a Malay language version of the Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS). A priori proposition was made that job characteristics could be explained by the 5 aforementioned factors. SPSS version 14 and AMOS 16 were used to analyze the data. The results supported the hypothesis of the study that job characteristics can be measured by the 5 theorized factors. The findings also showed acceptable internal consistency reliability for the overall and the 5 specific subscales of job characteristics factor. Based on the results, it can be concluded that the Malay translated version of JDS can be a useful instrument in assessing the job characteristics construct.
 
How to cite this article:
Johanim Johari, Khulida Kirana Yahya, Daratul Ambia Che Mit and Abdullah Omar, 2011. The Dimensions of Job Characteristics: A Validation Study in a Malaysian Context. International Business Management, 5: 91-103.
DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2011.91.103
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ibm.2011.91.103