Stability of Four Organizational Behavior Instruments.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The quality of an instrument is a critical consideration in all scientific research. This is especially true for the organizational behavior field where the traits to be measured are abstract. Research into the reliability of organizational behavior instruments is essential to the continued advancement of knowledge in this area. This thesis computed internal consistency reliabilities and stability coefficients for four commonly used organizational behavior instruments. The instruments in this study were the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire Porter, Steers, Mowday, and Boulian, 1974, Wagner and Morses Sense of Competence Questionnaire Wagner and Morse, 1975, the task identity, task autonomy, skill variety and task significance scales of the Job Diagnostic Survey Hackman and Oldham, 1975, and need for achievement and need for affiliation scales of the Manifest Needs Questionnaire Steers and Braunstein, 1976. Four data bases with a total of 452 subjects were used.
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