Development and validation of an instrument to measure pharmacists' satisfaction with their jobs and careers

Am J Pharm Educ. 1986 Spring;50(1):5-14.


The development and validation of a survey questionnaire measuring pharmacists' satisfaction with their jobs and careers is outlined. The instrument was part of a 1983 study which surveyed pharmacists licensed and residing in Florida. The use of the pilot survey to arrive at a final survey instrument is outlined. Reliability of the instrument is assessed with tests of internal consistency reliability. Validity is judged through a test of concurrent validity utilizing the Job Descriptive Index, a standardized measure of job satisfaction. The delineation of this process is intended to aid other researchers in the development and validation of their surveys of job satisfaction and similar attitudinal measures.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Employment*
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Pharmacists / psychology*
  • Pharmacy Service, Hospital
  • Research Design*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workforce