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Collective climates:A test of their sociopsychological significance

Patterson, Malcolm and Payne, Roy and West, Michael (1996) Collective climates:A test of their sociopsychological significance. Academy of Management Journal, 39 (6). pp. 1675-1691. ISSN 0001-4273

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Abstract

This article contributes to debate on the measurement of organizational climate. Use of means cloaks wide variations in individual perceptions. Use of clustering techniques to identify groups of people who see climate in a similar way has been questioned because such "collectives" may not represent meaningful sociopsychological groups. The present work is based on the view that meaningful collectives are most likely to emerge when people work together on common tasks in relatively isolated and defined physical locations. In an organization in which such conditions exist, a clustering technique largely failed to identify meaningful social collectives.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Academy of Management Journal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 57138
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2012 19:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57138

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