The Job Self-Efficacy Index is a 7-item measure of the basic functions needed to maintain a job. This self-reported scale was developed for a population of drug using women involved in sex work.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. How certain are you that you could continue to work for an entire morning even if you need a hit (of drugs)?
2. How certain are you that you can be on time to a job even if you are tired?
3. How certain are you that you can be on time to a job even if you are withdrawing and feeling sick?
4. How certain are you that you could show up to work after missing a day without calling?
5. How certain are you that you could do what someone tells you to do at a job?
6. How certain are you that you can ask for clarification if someone tells you to do something that you don't understand?
7. How certain are you that you can concentrate for several hours on work if it was boring?
Not certain at all - 1
Not very certain - 2
Certain - 3
Very certain - 4
Sherman, S. G., German, D., Cheng, Y., Marks, M., & Bailey-Kloche, M. (2006). The evaluation of the JEWEL project: an innovative economic enhancement and HIV prevention intervention study targeting drug using women involved in prostitution. AIDS Care, 18(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540120500101625
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
to get the latest updates on new measures and guidance for survey researchers