Psychological Climate: Dimensions and Relationships.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
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In an attempt to investigate conceptual bounds and dimensions underlying psychological climate, responses reflecting the perceived work environment were component analyzed for a sample of 4,315 U.S. Navy enlisted men. Six components were obtained and compared to results of similar analyses for a sample of firemen n 398 and a sample of managers in a private health care program n 504. Five of the components appeared similar across samples. Component scores for the Navy sample were correlated with measures of division structure and context, and with measures of position and individual characteristics, in order to ascertain relative relationships of perceived or psychological climate with situational and individual variance. Results were interpreted in terms of implications for a proposed model of organizational functioning.