Handbook of Management Scales/Organization-based self-esteem

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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.

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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.

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