Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
versão impressa ISSN 0103-166X
MENEZES, Igor Gomes et al. Organizational climate scale for health organizations: development and factorial structure. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.3, pp. 305-316. ISSN 0103-166X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2009000300004.
Organizational climate, as one of the most complex constructs in the organizational area, possesses characteristics that may be perceived in distinct ways by different professionals. This study aimed to develop and validate the Organizational Climate Scale for Health Organizations. In order to validate the tool, 668 health workers were investigated, responding to 100 items, distributed across thirteen dimensions. Factorial analysis was used to validate and calculate Cronbach's alpha in order to estimate internal consistency. The results suggest the best factorial solution was a structure composed of 64 items, organized into seven factors. The internal consistency was 0.934. The Organizational Climate Scale for Health Organizations shows good psychometric quality, considering the cultural context investigated. However, it is recommended that these studies be extended to other types of samples and organizations, in order to verify the cross-cultural construct validity.
Palavras-chave : Organizational climate; Organizational behavior; Scale; Health; Construct validity.