Job Descriptive Index
In order to facilitate ongoing research into job satisfaction, the JDI Research Group has conducted numerous studies using the instrument and has often collected data voluntarily returned by other researchers and organizations (over 12,000 cases). These datasets typically include demographics and numerous other survey measures. Over a period of more than 25 years, the JDI research group has archived a variety of JDI datasets that use different research designs, types of organizations, types of employees, and companion variables.
The JDI research group is working to make a subset of these data available to the research community. Additionally, the JDI research group encourages and supports new research proposals for future uses of the JDI. By utilizing these data, researchers with an interest in work attitudes can explore research questions pertaining to job satisfaction, work stress, control perceptions, trust, and myriad other related constructs.
At present, we have data from a 1997 study available to researchers. We have developed a proposal procedure for obtaining access to these data. We hope to gradually make a greater variety of data sets available so please check back occasionally for more information.