Title page for ETD etd-02232010-020404
|Type of Document
||Hutchinson, Frank DuBois
||The development and empirical test of a scale to measure organizational values for corporate excellence
||Doctor of Education
||Adult and Continuing Education
|Chalofsky, Neal E.
|Fortune, Jimmie C.
|White, Orion F. Jr.
- Manpower policy.
- Organizational change
|Date of Defense
The purpose of this study was two-fold. First a
confirmatory factor analysis was performed to test the
validity of a theoretical model of corporate values. The
model hypothesized was supported by relevant research cited
in the literature on corporate cultures, organizational
change and values development. Second, based on the outcome
of the factor analysis a measurement scale was devised and
refined in an effort to bring to the ERD community a valid
and reliable instrument for measuring corporate values.
he following methodological steps were taken for empirical
test and instrument development: a) an item pool was
systematically selected; b) a panel of experts was
selectedi c) a field test was performed on a small samplei
d) the instrument was modified and administered to a broader
more representative population of employees; e) a
mUltiple-group confirmatory factor analysis was performed;
f) logical and content analyses were performed; g) the
instument was critiq~ed by a capstone panel of HRD
professionals as to readiness for introduction into the
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