An examination of the validity and reliability of the organizational structure scale in the Malaysian context : preliminary results / Yusliza Mohd. Yusoff, T. Ramayah and Hazman Shah Abdullah

Mohd. Yusoff, Yusliza and Ramayah, T. and Abdullah, Hazman Shah (2007) An examination of the validity and reliability of the organizational structure scale in the Malaysian context : preliminary results / Yusliza Mohd. Yusoff, T. Ramayah and Hazman Shah Abdullah. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, 13 (1). pp. 39-54. ISSN 0128-7494

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Abstract

Organizational structure provides the basic foundation within which an organization functions. This study focuses on the two most important aspects of structure - centralization and formalization — to keep the study simple while capturing the essence of how organizations are structured. The purpose of this study is to examine the goodness of measure (validity and reliability) of the organizational structure measure developed by Hage and Aiken {1967, 1970) who posited a five dimensions instrument. The data is drawn from a largerscale study during the preliminary phase of the data collection process. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire which was sent through mail to selected companies in the manufacturing and service sector in Malaysia, A total of 90 questionnaires were returned over a period of 12-week. The results were validated through the use of factor analysis, correlation, and reliability analysis. The factor structure of the factor analysis substantially reproduced the same dimensions as developed by Hage and Aiken. Furthermore, reliability testing showed values ranging from 0.61 to 0.87 for all dimensions and thus the instrument can be considered to sufficiently reliable. In conclusion, the analysis shows that the instrument is valid (content, construct, convergent and discriminant) as well as reliable. Implications regarding the value of conducting validity and reliability test for practitioners and researchers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Mohd. Yusoff, YuslizaUNSPECIFIED
Ramayah, T.UNSPECIFIED
Abdullah, Hazman ShahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Delegation of authority. Decentralization in management. Span of control
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Malaysia
Divisions: Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 13
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 39-54
Item ID: 11443
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational structure, formalization, centralization, validity, reliability
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 09:42
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11443

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