The assessment of organizational culture in cross-cultural settings: Investigating the psychometric quality and cultural equivalence of three quantitative instruments

Puppatz, Martin; Burmeister, Anne; Deller, Juergen (2017). The assessment of organizational culture in cross-cultural settings: Investigating the psychometric quality and cultural equivalence of three quantitative instruments. International journal of selection and assessment, 25(1), pp. 43-60. Wiley 10.1111/ijsa.12159

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This study tested the psychometric quality and cultural equivalence of the German versions of three instruments for measuring organizational culture: the Denison Organizational Culture Survey (DOCS), the Organizational Culture Profile (OCP), and the Global leadership & organizational behavior effectiveness survey (GLOBE). Using an organizational sample from the banking industry, we analyzed the metric equivalence (by means of assessing the psychometric quality), the conceptual equivalence (by means of assessing the construct validity) as well as the linguistic and functional equivalence of the three instruments. The results indicate that the psychometric properties and the equivalence of the DOCS and the OCP can be summarized as satisfactory. In contrast, reliability indices of the GLOBE scales were far below recommended thresholds and results regarding its construct validity were unsatisfying. Conceptual equivalence could therefore not be assumed. Avenues for future research and implications for practitioners are discussed. In addition, the authors created and tested a German translation of the OCP scales and an adapted version of the German DOCS scales.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Burmeister, Anne

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0965-075X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anne Burmeister

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2018 16:13

Last Modified:

24 Apr 2018 16:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/ijsa.12159

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112792

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112792

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