This paper describes the development of the Organizational Communication in Primary Schools Questionnaire (OCPSQ) as an instrument to measure aspects of school communication between school leadership and staff and among staff members. Factor analysis was used to identify underlying aspects of organizational communication in two studies. The OCPSQ was refined for the second study. Using principal axis factor procedures with non-orthogonal rotation and the criteria of eigenvalues greater than unity, scree plot, and theoretical interpretability, a ten factor solution was achieved. Reliabilities of each factor (scale) were high in both studies, but improvements in reliability (Cronbach α) were noted in the second. The paper describes the aspects of communication and concludes with directions for future development and use.
|Title of host publication||2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association|
|Subtitle of host publication||the power of education research for innovation in practice and policy : proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC|
|Publisher||American Educational Research Association|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Duration: 3 Apr 2014 → 7 Apr 2014
|Conference||Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association|
|Period||3/04/14 → 7/04/14|
De Nobile, J. (2014). The Development of an instrument to measure organizational communication in primary schools. In 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association: the power of education research for innovation in practice and policy : proceedings (pp. 1-16). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.