Validating the organizational climate measure

07-Feb-2015 14:26

The measure offers researchers a relatively comprehensive and flexible approach to the assessment of organizational members' experience and promises applied and theoretical benefits.To date, little information is available regarding the role of organizational climate on workers’ safe food handling practices in the foodservice sector.Even less is known about research attempting to establish the measures of organizational climate for safe food handling practices.This paper describes the development and validation of a multidimensional measure of organizational climate, the Organizational Climate Measure (OCM), based upon Quinn and Rohrbaugh's Competing Values model.A sample of 6869 employees across 55 manufacturing organizations completed the questionnaire.

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The measures developed from this study may be used in future research to better understand the impact of climate for safe food handling on organization food safety outcomes.

Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin, Susan Arendt and Catherine Strohbehn.