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ERIC Number: ED079005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Interorganizational Measurement: Differences Between Hierarchical Levels of Organizations.
Klonglan, Gerald E.; And Others
A cumulative, multi-item measure of interorganizational relations (IOR) was used to assess the generalizability of IOR measures across organizational hierarchical levels. An 8-item scale, from low to high intensity, was developed theoretically and empirically. Items were administered 2,700 times to state, district, and county hierarchical levels of 156 health related organizational units. Guttman analysis evaluated the empirical fit of data to the theoretical model. Comparative frameworks were an original theoretical ordering, empirical orderings, and 3 alternative theoretical orderings. Using the coefficient of reproducibility, valid scales were theoretical ordering, empirical ordering, and all alternative theoretical orderings for district and county levels. For the coefficient of scalibility, valid scales were: theoretical ordering for district level; empirical ordering for state and district levels; first alternative theoretical ordering for state level; and second alternative theoretical ordering for district level. Inconsistencies in valid scales among organizational hierarchical levels indicated that hierarchical level may be a moderator for IOR; level influences theoretical, methodological, and applied developments in IOR. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society meeting, College Park, Maryland, August 23-26, 1973