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Developing a predictive model of subjective organisational culture

Annalie Strydom, Gert Roodt
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 32, No 4 | a244 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v32i4.244 | © 2006 Annalie Strydom, Gert Roodt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 October 2006 | Published: 29 October 2006

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Annalie Strydom, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Gert Roodt, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The objective of this theory development study was to propose a predictive model of subjectively perceived organisational culture with biographic variables, job satisfaction and personality variables as predictors. A countrywide sample of convenience drawn from a population of nurses (N = 3456) of a private healthcare service provider in South Africa yielded 713 completed questionnaires (response rate = 21%) that were obtained in multiple sessions. Goal directedness, a dimension of organisational culture, was significantly positively related to all three measures of satisfaction (imposed personal demands, extrinsic satisfaction and intrinsic satisfaction), while internal climate was significantly negatively related to the three satisfaction dimensions. Other significant findings are reported on.


Subjective organisational culture; Job satisfaction; Personality; Sense of coherence; Self-efficacy


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