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Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Library resources for the research in industrial and organizational psychology

Tests & Measurements

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. Search on Index Terms: Industrial and Organizational Psychology to see 222 test items, many including the actual instrument.

 Example:  Work-Related Mood Scale, 2012

  • Authors:Bindl, Uta K.; Parker, Sharon K.; Totterdell, Peter; Hagger-Johnson, Gareth
  • doi:10.1037/t08305-000
  • Construct:Work-Related Mood
  • Purpose:The purpose of the Work-Related Mood Scale is to measure respondents’ feelings or mood states at work.
  •  Administration Method: Paper
  • Summary: The Work-Related Mood Scale (Bindl et al., 2012) was designed to measure respondents’ feelings or mood states at work. This scale was developed as part of a study examining how mood relates to proactive goal regulation. The authors conducted this study with employees (customer service representatives) working for a United Kingdom-based, multinational organization in a call center environment. The authors measured mood on a 7-point Likert-type scale with four items per mood type based on an extended measure of Warr (1990). High-activated positive mood was measured by items such as “enthusiastic” and “joyful” (alpha = .89). Low-activated positive mood was measured with items such as “at ease” and “laid-back” (alpha = .82). Finally, high-activated negative mood was measured with items such as “anxious” and “worried” (alpha = .80), and low-activated negative mood with items such as “dejected” and “hopeless” (alpha = .84). The authors asked respondents to indicate their feelings at work over the past month (1 = never to 7 = always).

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print Descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests.

TestLink  The Test Collection at ETS is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices.

 APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology, Vol. 1: Test theory and testing and assessment in industrial and organizational psychology.