Handbook of Management Scales/Organization-based self-esteem
Organization-based self-esteem (0.86 <= alpha <= 0.96)[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The authors introduced the organization-based self-esteem construct and its measurement. They conducted several field studies to inspect different types of reliability and validity.
Definition[edit | edit source]
The authors define organization-based self-esteem as "the degree to which organizational members believe that they can satisfy their needs by participating in roles within the context of an organization".
Items[edit | edit source]
- I count around here.
- I am taken seriously (around here).
- I am important (around here).
- I am trusted (around here).
- There is faith in me (around here).
- I can make a difference (around here).
- I am valuable (around here).
- I am helpful (around here).
- I am efficient (around here).
- I am cooperative (around here).
The wording "around here" was later appended to all items to increase adjusted item-total correlations. 5-point Likert scales were employed, except for one of the seven studies where a 7-point scale was used.
Source[edit | edit source]
- Pierce et al. (1989): Organization-Based Self-Esteem: Construct Definition, Measurement, And Validation. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 622-648.
Comments[edit | edit source]
In all studies, the means turned out to be above the center. Given that a 5-point scale was employed, future researchers might use words like "always" to shift the means to the center, i.e., towards 3.