Rich Item Conceptualization.

Here I gave you some examples of items. I have proven how they DON’T work here. This article is part IV from a series of English articles about survey-type research focusing on quantitative measures. Please also consider this list of articles in Romanian about research.

To attain the same goal in the second context, let’s say we would have these items instead of the first:

    1. Do you experience any distress at work due to other people? [measures whether there is a problem or not]

  1. Yes

  2. No

If the answer is “no”, skip right to question nr. 6.


    1. How often do you experience this distress? [measures frequency]

a) 2-3 times a day

b) daily

c) 2-3 times a week

d) weekly

e) 2-3 times a month

f) once a month or even rarer


3. How does the intensity of this distress affect you and your work? [measures intensity]

a) I feel suffocated by it

b) My work is suffocated by it

c) My work is affected by it

d) My work is just slightly delayed by it

e) I can handle it most of the time

f) It doesn’t have a great effect on my work or myself.


4. Who from your office do you think contributes to/influences the distress? (You can pick one or more choices) [measures cause]

a) the boss

b) my supervisor

c) colleagues I work with

d) colleagues in the office I do not work with

e) collaborators/people I delegate tasks to

f) Janitors, cleaning personnel, and other similar


5. When does the distress produce? [measures period and space specific to distress related to the office work]

a) in the working time, in the morning

b) in working time, in the afternoon

c) in working time, in the evening

d) during coffee breaks

e) during the lunch break

f) after the working time finishes/outside the working space

(keep reading ↓)

Author’s experience in questionnaire design. The Author has worked as a research group member developing organizational evaluation tools. From November 2006 to June 2007, he contributed to five questionnaire designs in students’ groups. Also, he designed the first psychological questionnaire for application in political branding using NLP (Iaşi, 2004). For that project, he was awarded the first prize at the students’ contest EconomMix in 2005, the management-marketing section.

Besides that, he has designed psychological questionnaires for his own research on parental education (2005), self-esteem (2007, 2009, 2011), insurance (2009), and memory (2009); he enhanced an evaluation questionnaire for career consulting (2008).

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