Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS)

This measure is for adultsThis is a free measure

Similar to the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), the Job-related Affective Well-being Scale (JAWS) solely focuses on the work domain of wellbeing. It assesses the emotional reactions people feel towards their work. It has 30 questions, one for each emotion, and asks participants to rate how often they have experienced that emotion on a 5 point likert scale. There is a shortened 20 item version as well, which Dr. Spector more frequently uses in his research. Both versions have been translated into multiple versions.  It is free to use for educational and noncommercial purposes as long as you share the results and any translations you create with Dr. Spector at .

Pros for Schools

Cons for Schools

  • Multiple translations
  • Widely used outside the field of education
  • Only measures one domain of wellbeing

Suggestion for Further Research

Spector, P. E. (n.d.).Job-related Affective Well-being Scale JAWS. Retrieved November 12, 2019, from


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