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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Nieuwoudt, Anna-Marie
URN etd-05152012-122735
Document Title Confirmatory factor analysis of the organisational climate measure : a South African perspective
Degree MCom
Department Human Resource Management
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr M A Buys Supervisor
Keywords
  • organisational climate measure
  • structural equation modeling
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • internal consistency
  • organisational climate
  • organisational culture
Date 2011-11-07
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The effective management of organisational climate has become an increasingly important ingredient for business success. This has resulted in a need for up-to-date research and information on the subject, leading to the development of various measurement instruments. The main purpose of this study was to validate the Organisational Climate Measure (OCM) for the South African context. The OCM is designed to serve as a global multi-dimensional measure of organisational climate and is based on the competing values model developed by Quinn and Rohrbaugh. In this study a comprehensive literature review was conducted prior to the OCM’s administration to a sample of 200 individuals currently employed in a South African organisation. The reliability and validity of the OCM was evaluated by means of Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and confirmatory factor analysis. The results indicated strong correlations between factors and a good model fit. It was concluded that the OCM is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring organisational climate within the South African context.

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Nieuwoudt, AM, 2011, Confirmatory factor analysis of the organisational climate measure : a South African perspective, MCom dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05152012-122735 />

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