ERIC Number: ED229820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Climate: A Summary of Research and Controversy.
McKinney, Bruce C.
A review of the literature indicates that while organizational climate has received much attention in the field of organizational communication, it has been studied largely as a worker's perception of his or her work environment as assessed by self-report measures. Reliance upon those perceptual measures has created controversy as to whether (1) organizational climate is an attribute of the organization or perceiving individual, (2) workers can come to a perceptual consensus regarding their perceived work environment, and (3) job satisfaction and organizational climate are redundant dimensions. If research in organizational climate is to progress in the next decade, researchers will have to make use of more objective measures to validate perceptual data, such as nonparticipant observers recording critical behavior sequences among members of organizations. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Ocean City, MD, April 27-30, 1983).