An opinion survey designed by and for newspaper people.
You are about to join thousands of others in participating in this survey which was designed solely for use by newspapers. Its purpose is to get your ideas and opinions concerning your work, employment conditions and other matters affecting your job. The questionnaire provides you with the opportunity to offer suggestions on how to improve operations at your newspaper.
The booklet contains a number of statements that are easy to complete. All you have to do to respond is place an “X” in the box under your response to each statement. We urge you to be completely frank in your responses.
DO NOT SIGN YOUR NAME. The only information we require is contained in the General Information section. Numerous precautions have been taken to ensure your anonymity. The information requested about your job will not be used to identify you individually. No one at your newspaper will ever see the booklet you complete.
Read each statement carefully and decide how you feel about it. You will agree with some statements and disagree with others. You may be undecided about some. To help you express your opinion, three possible responses have been placed beside each statement.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is your honest opinion we want. THIS IS NOT A TEST.
Choose the response most like your own opinion and place an “X” in the box beside the statement. If you cannot make a response, mark the “UNDECIDED” box and go on to the next statement. But do not mark the box under “UNDECIDED” unless you are totally neutral and/or have no opinion whatsoever.
Some of the statements will not be worded exactly as you would like them to be. Interpret them as best you can. You do not have to completely “AGREE” or “DISAGREE” to give a response. If you “AGREE” more than you “DISAGREE” then mark the box under agree and vice versa. DEFINITIONS Supervisor -- refers to the person to whom you report directly.
Management -- refers to those above your supervisor.
GENERAL INFORMATION This information will be used only to report group results. No individual responses will ever be reported. Small groups will be combined in order to guarantee anonymity.