Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. Reagan Brown (Director), Dr. Amber Schroeder, Dr. Anthony Paquin
Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
Organizational cohesion is a multifaceted construct that has been defined and assessed in a multitude of ways. For the purpose of this study, the researcher has defined organizational cohesion as the extent to which employees within an organization feel a sense of unity with one another. Practitioners are often faced with uncertainty regarding the necessary assessment materials when trying to evaluate organizational cohesion. An easily accessible and valid scale had yet to be created to measure organizational cohesion. The Organizational Cohesion Scale (OCS) is an eight-item assessment of an employee’s perception of the cohesion they have experienced with their peers within an organizational setting. The present research attempted to provide construct validity for the OCS. Assessments of the convergent and discriminant validity of the OCS were conducted; although the results did not provide strong evidence for construct validity of the OCS, the confirmatory factor analysis and criterion validity provided support for additional research to be conducted.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Ruga, Kristen, "Construct Validity Analysis of the Organizational Cohesion Scale" (2014). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1353.