International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Psychometric Properties of the Icelandic Version of the Denison Organizational Culture Survey
Gudmundur Skarphedinsson, Thorhallur Gudlaugsson

The aim of the study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the Denison Organizational Culture Survey. It consists of four factors; involvement, consistency, adaptability and mission. Each factor is further divided into three sub-factors derived from five items each. The sample included 1,132 managers and employees in 13 Icelandic firms. The majority of the participants were males or 59.3% (n=658), and 40.7% (n=452) were females. The factors and sub-factors showed good internal consistency and item-total correlation was within an acceptable range for all but two items. Factor structure was evaluated by conducting confirmatory factor analysis. Results showed acceptable goodness of fit of the original structure within involvement and consistency but not adaptability and mission. Factor analysis of the 12 sub-factors showed acceptable goodness of fit for the original four factor model, which were in line with previous studies. The psychometric properties of the survey are satisfactory.

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