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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

On-line version ISSN 2071-0763
Print version ISSN 0258-5200

SA j. ind. Psychol. vol.34 n.1 Johannesburg  2008




The construct validation of an instrument designed to assess organisational socialisation



Michelle Madurai; Chantal Olckers; Michiel Buys

Department of Human Resources Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa





The aim of this study was to establish the construct validity of an instrument for assessing organisational socialisation. A purposive sample of 170 respondents completed the socialisation instrument. Scale reliabilities and a confirmatory factor analysis confirmed six constructs (History, Language, Politics, People, Organisational Goals and Values, and Performance Proficiency) as measures of this domain. The significance of the findings of this study is that from a South African perspective, the socialisation instrument can be useful in measuring organisational socialisation. This instrument can also be valuable in assessing the effectiveness of the socialisation tactics used by organisations.

Keywords: tactics, reliabilities, relationships, workplace, culture



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