Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires

1.Definition of Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ)

The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) is designed to measure an employee’s satisfaction with their particular job.

Method includes 100 items measuring 20 facets of job satisfaction

2. History of MSQ

Three rersion are available: two long forms (1977 version and 1967 version) and a short form.

a. Long form MSQ. Measures job satisfaction on 20 facets:

* Ability Utilization
* Achievement
* Activity
* Advancement
* Authority
* Company Policies
* Compensation
* Co-workers
* Creativity
* Independence
* Security
* Social Service
* Social Status
* Moral Values
* Recognition
* Responsibility
* Supervision-Human Relations
* Supervision-Technical
* Variety
* Working Conditions

Long form MSQ uses the following five response choices: Very Satisfied, Satisfied, “N” (Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied), Dissatisfied, Very Dissatisfied.

b. Short form MSQ. This form consists of 20 items from the long-form MSQ that best represent each of the 20 scales.

Advantages and disadvantages of MSQ

a. Advantage of this method

* Reliable, valid measure of job satisfaction,
* Easy to use, easy to understand
* Applicable to any organization
* Applicable for managers, supervisors, and employees

b. Disadvantage of this method:

· Very long and

· There really 20 different facets and/or is it meaningful to have info on each of them.

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15 Responses to “Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires”

  1. JEANNE says:

    I would like to know what it is necessary to get the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires. Thank you.

  2. Rabbie Dwarika says:

    I would like to know if it is possible to get the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires. If so please e_mail to me. Much appreciated.

  3. Fanny Hammond says:

    I would like to have a look at the actual questionnaire

  4. Anam says:

    hello! i m conducting a research on
    path-goal theory of leadership in which i have to measure job satisfaction of employees, so i m going to use MSQ (1977). kindly allow me. send me email on my id which i have mentioned above….

  5. Boago says:

    i have the scale but need a permission to use it for my thesis ethics approval next week.

  6. Dawood says:

    I am a student at University of Greenwich. I am studying Masters of Transformational Leadership and Change. I am writing my thesis on”Job satisfaction” and intend to use the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire-short form.Would you please allow me to use it? Thank you.

  7. Dawood says:

    I just want to use the MSQ purely for academic purpose.I assure you and abide by copyright regulations of owners.

  8. Serge says:

    I would like to know what are conditions to get the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires.Best regards.

  9. venia says:

    hello and good day!
    i am doing research on preceptoring function and its relation to org commitment and job satisfaction. how can i get the original foms of the MSQ and how is the scoring.. thanks my email is vhinsbumanglag_rn@yahoo.com

  10. fifi says:

    i’m going to use the MSQ-short form for my thesis.but i do not have the cut-off point.could you email me the values?

  11. Huma says:

    kindly give me permission to use MSQ in my research…waiting for your kind approval.

  12. amber says:

    I want Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire long form for my synopsis on urgent basis…Kindly guide me how to get it?

  13. Gee says:

    Can I have an MSQ? Im going to conduct a replication study here in Philippines. Thank you. :)

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