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The construct validity of organizational structure scale: Evidence from Malaysia


Johari, Johanim and Yahya, Khulida Kirana and Omar, Abdullah (2011) The construct validity of organizational structure scale: Evidence from Malaysia. In: Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, 24-25 October 2011, Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

This study attempts to examine the psychometric properties of the organizational structure construct, which integrates four subscales centralized decision making, centralized hierarchy of authority, formalized job codification, and formalized rule observation using a Malay language version of the instrument developed by Hage & Aiken (1967). A priori proposition was made that organizational structure could be explained by the four aforementioned factors. SPSS version 14 and AMOS 16 were used to analyze the data.The results supported the hypothesis of the study that organizational structure can be measured by the four theorized factors. The findings also showed acceptable internal consistency reliability for the overall and the four specific subscales of organizational structure factor.Based on the results, it can be concluded that the Malay-translated version of the Hage and Aiken’s (1967) measure can be a useful and appropriate tool in assessing the organizational structure construct.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN : 978-0-9808279-3-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Johanim Johari
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 03:21
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 03:50
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4430

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