The Development of an instrument to measure organizational communication in primary schools

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
    Subtitle of host publicationthe power of education research for innovation in practice and policy : proceedings
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    PublisherAmerican Educational Research Association
    Pages1-16
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAnnual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Duration: 3 Apr 20147 Apr 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
    CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
    Period3/04/147/04/14

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