Record – An assessment of the Litwin and Stringer Organization Climate Questionnaire. Article in Personnel Psychology 28(1) – 38 · December. employees and an organisational climate questionnaire was constructed. The .. The Litwin and Stringer Organizational Climate Questionnaire (LSOCQ) is a. Abbreviation: LSOCQ (>> Co-occurring Abbreviation). Long Form: Litwin and Stringer Organizational Climate Questionnaire.

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There are a number of answers to this: A study is described in which two population groups, over British employees and over European employees at all levels, doing a variety of jobs in a large multi-national transportation company, completed a item multi-dimensional questionnaire which required them to rate each question on litin-stringer scales – performance and importance.

Secondly the questionnaire is multi-dimensional in the sense that is assesses different facets of the organisation as perceived by the employees. However, there are as many, if not more, problems associated with the concept of corporate orgamizational as there are of climate. This yields face validity evidence. A item questionnaire was devised after extensive piloting.

Second, although there were some correlates of sex four for the British, four for the Europeans and some questionnaure age five for the British, two for the Europeans they were few in number and no clear pattern was discernible. The more senior the person the higher they are rated all of the variables.

Employee perception is then interesting but no directly relevant to the functioning of the organisation. Few researcher and model builders have acknowledge that the climate may be both an independent and dependent variable simultaneously.

Field theory in the Social Sciences. But because the term climate has been used in the past it shall be returned here to examine the current literature.


Other have considered climate a dependent outcome variable that is the result, and not the cause of, organisational structure and process. Any score below 2 could be considered a sign that that aspect really die no merit close attention. Correlates The scores on the 14 queshionnaire for both rated performance aggreement and importance were completed with a variety of demographic variables. They did a wide variety of jobs from Secretarial to Engineering.

The Corporate Climate Questionnaire

Looking at the scores together, simple matrix occurs. Scale development and validation. Psychological Bulletin12, Psychological Bulletin62, Yet it is important that if any additional scales are used that their psychometric properties should be assessed. Where performance is high ie good but the importance is low it suggests that employees see certain things done well which are really not very important.

Teamwork and Support 9 0. Second, whereas some dimensions. Quality of Service 4. Naturally, employee perceptions differ within an organisation as a function of seniority, department, etc. A note on organisational climate.

Fourth, there were some interesting differences between the questuonnaire of the two national groups. Toward the measure of organizational practices: Teamwork and Support 9. Overall these reliability figures appear to be better tan any other measure of climate. Environmental variations in studies of organisational organizatonal.

Reward System 10 0. Integration of climate and leadership: The fact that the alphas are almost identical across the eight nations sampled one British and seven European attests to the use fullness of this questionnaire in different countries. A third and perhaps more common approach has been to see climate as a moderator variable in that climate may be the indirect link between two organisational outcomes.


Of all the 43 held management grades and non-management grades. Organisational Behaviour and Human Performance9, Academy of Management Journal 20, Human Performance, 1, Learning and Training 7. Third, the correlates of seniority were systematic, substantial and very similar across the two population groups.

Role Clarity 9 0. It is these items that most warrant most attention particularly the very low performance, high importance. Consultants, and Applied Psychology Academics for their opinions.

The Corporate Climate Questionnaire

An integrative model of updating and performance. Questiionnaire all were full-time, had been with the organisation less than 5 years, 65 between 5 and 15 years and over 15 years. Each person was asked to respond to questions concerning the organisation on two different scales, for a total of individual responses.

Login Forgot Your Password? The results for sex, age and seniority are shown in Table 4, although various others were also questionnaiire, such as department, country, and job function. It is important to note:. First, the introduction of the two fold agreement-importance scale meant that it was possible to examine the mean and standard deviation of the ratings of perceived importance of that measure of climate.

They may, or may not be inter-related and independent. Sex, age location, job function and nationality yielded minimal differences but seniority did See Table 4. This conceptual muddle has become worse with the introduction of the concept of corporate or organisational culture Schein, defined as:. However, the concept proved ambiguous, nebulous and controversial.

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