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ERIC Number: EJ899772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Development and Exploratory Validation of an Organizational Efficacy Scale
Bohn, James G.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v21 n3 p227-251 Fall 2010
Although many instruments have been developed to measure organizational constructs such as citizenship, climate, and organization-based esteem, to date no scale has been designed specifically to measure efficacy at the organizational level. Tools to measure organizational efficacy in a business context have been recommended for over two decades. This research developed an instrument to assess organizational efficacy, an extension of the theory of self-efficacy and group-level efficacy in two studies. The first study included employees of seven organizations to test divergent and convergent validity of the Organizational Efficacy Scale with existing instruments. The second study combined 22 organizations (n = 886) to validate the instrument statistically. The scale demonstrated appropriate levels of convergent and discriminant validity with existing instruments. The final 17 items displayed high reliability and supported a three-factor solution predicted by efficacy theory around the factors of collaboration, sense of mission, and sense of resilience. Additional psychometric properties for goodness of fit were acceptable. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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