ERIC Number: ED070427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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The Construction of an Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire for Academic Departments in Colleges and Universities.
Borrevik, Berge Andrew, Jr.
The purpose of this investigation was to construct an Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire-Higher Education that would permit portrayal of the organizational climate of academic departments within colleges and universities. Data collected from the completion of pilot and research instruments was obtained from the faculty members in 72 academic departments in 12 Pacific Northwest institutions. A principal component factor analysis identifies 6 domains that pervaded the organizational climate of the academic departments sampled. Factor analysis of the subtest scores for the 6 domains allowed for a 3-factor solution to be accepted for the analysis at the departmental level. To analyze the departments' climates, double standardized subtest scores were calculated. The scores of selected departments within each group were used to describe the organizational climates that provided models for the identified climate. The findings of this investigation were that: (1) the OCDQ-HE is a valid instrument to assess the organizational climate of academic departments; and (2) the consolidation in this investigation in higher education of the same factors found in the original study was shown. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.