Handbook of Management Scales/Team psychological safety

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Team psychological safety (alpha = 0.701, CR = 0.714, AVE = 0.461)[edit]

Description[edit]

The article examines three factors of intellectual capital: Worker expertise, information sharing quality, and team psychological safety.

The 5-point Likert-type scale for team psychological safety was developed from previous literature in order to assure content validity. It was based on items taken from Edmondson (1999).

Definition[edit]

Team psychological safety refers to team members feeling safe to discuss errors by openly seeking input from others who are needed to make required changes.

Items[edit]

  • If an implementation team member made a mistake on this team, it was held against him/her. (reverse coded; dropped after confirmatory factor analysis)
  • Team members feared that bringing up problem/issues would have negative effects on their career prospects. (reverse coded; dropped after confirmatory factor analysis)
  • People on this team sometimes rejected other members. (reverse coded)
  • It was safe to take a risk on this team. (dropped after confirmatory factor analysis)
  • No one on this team would deliberately act in a way that undermined my efforts.
  • Each member of the implementation team felt they were valuable to the team.

Source[edit]

Comments[edit]

The AVE value was below 0.5 and the factor loading of item three was below 0.6 and these values are, thus, too low.