Accession Number : ADA135352

Title :   A Set of Organizational-Climate Measures: Internal Consistency, Factor Structure, and Predictive Power.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Jan 80-Dec 81,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Secrist,G E ; McNee,R C ; Paden,V L

PDF Url : ADA135352

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A major obstacle to understanding organizational behavior is the lack of highly reliable instruments to assess the principal dimensions of an organization's climate. The analysis reported here was undertaken to improve the precision of a set of organizational-climate measures grounded on a new theoretical-conceptual model of human and organizational effectiveness, and to provide a related taxonomy of climate dimensions. The data base for the analysis consisted of approximately 1,000 U.S. Air Force scientist-engineers working in five separate Government research and development organizations. Internal consistency analysis and factor analysis were used to assess reliability and dimensional purity, while correlational analysis was used to evaluate relations with selected performance and job-satisfaction criteria. The organizational-climate measures demonstrated promising psychometric characteristics. Generally high reliabilities (.80 to .95), satisfactory factor structure, and encouraging validities provide a sound foundation for further refinement.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *JOB SATISFACTION, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, PERSONALITY, GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, MEASUREMENT, DATA ACQUISITION, VARIABLES, PREDICTIONS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE