Pandemic Experiences & Perceptions Survey

The PEPS is a powerful tool to measure employees’ experiences working during a pandemic. The PEPS uses streamlined assessment via our platform and provides real-time results reporting. The PEPS can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes.

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted the way people work, with potential implications for employees’ health, well-being, and work engagement. An assessment of employees’ experiences can provide leaders with key guidance for managing the current situation, leading the organizational recovery afterward, and for anticipating future challenges. The PEPS assessment provides critical information on:
  • Disruption: extent of workflow disruption
  • Resources: to what extent were key resources adequate to meet demands
  • Risk Perception: to what extent did employees feel at risk. What contributed to risk perceptions: Contact, Control, Potential harm
  • Impact on worklife areas: Workload, Control, Reward, Community, Fairness, and Values Congruence
  • Perceptions of leadership including Overall Leadership and Immediate Manager
  • Open-text items identifying what would help employees now and what gives them hope
The PEPS has items covering the issues listed. If not all the issues above are important to your organization, Mind Garden can quickly modify the PEPS form and report to make it briefer, more focused and tailored to your needs. In multi-department or multi-location organizations, you may also want to identify the employee’s workgroup in order to tailor your organizational responses to those locations. Contact Mind Garden for free quote to meet your specific needs. Other assessments may bring additional value, e.g. the Maslach Burnout Inventory.

The PEPS is price discounted as part of Mind Garden’s commitment to helping organizations through the COVID-19 crisis. This product is designed to help you deploy the online assessment quickly and easily, review up-to-the-minute Group Report results, and take necessary actions.

Author: Michael P. Leiter, Ph.D.
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  • $2.50
    Minimum purchase of 20. Allows you to administer the PEPS as an online survey using Mind Garden's Transform™ System. Includes data collection: spreadsheet file with raw results per respondent. Optionally, Group Reports can be generated from the collected data - requires the purchase of report licenses. Customization services are available.
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    Builds a report that summarizes average PEPS responses for a group of participants.
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    The authors are making the PEPS available to researchers who meet specific conditions, i.e., for use only in non-commercial research. Not for use in consulting, training, or similar function; not for use in profit-seeking or other financial or commercial purposes.
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Leiter, Michael P.

Michael P. Leiter, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist interested in the relationships of people with their work. He is a professor at Acadia University and researches through the Centre for Organizational Research & Development (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada).

Features of the PEPS

Purpose: Measure the extent of pandemic impact, work resources, risk perception, employee worklife, and leadership.

Length: 35 items

Average completion time: 5-10 minutes

Target population: Working adults

Administration: For group administration

Uses of the PEPS

  • For managing and leading people dealing with customers, patients, the public
  • Assess employee experiences working through a pandemic
  • Provide guidance for organizational recovery

Item Categories

  • Extent of Impact
  • Resources
  • Risk Perception
  • Worklife
  • Leadership


If you work in a healthcare organization, please specify area:
- Emergency Room
- Intensive Care Unit
- All other Inpatient services
- All other outpatient services
- I do not work for a healthcare organization

If you are unable to find the translation you need, you can request permission to make a translation.

Available with PEPS Research Permission: 
These translations are available free of charge with the Research Permission. Translations are provided in a separate pdf-format file. Select the language from the Translation drop-down list. Need multiple translations? Contact us.

  • Kinyarwanda
  • Romanian
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

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Note: We cannot assure translation quality — many are made by individual researchers and we are not necessarily familiar with the particular language or dialect. Some of the translations are partial and typically do not have validation data. Basically, we offer whatever is available to facilitate your work.

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