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The construct validation of an instrument designed to assess organisational socialisation

Michelle Mudurai, Chantal Olckers, Michiel Buys
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 34, No 1 | a413 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v34i1.413 | © 2008 Michelle Mudurai, Chantal Olckers, Michiel Buys | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 March 2008 | Published: 24 April 2008

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Michelle Mudurai, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Chantal Olckers, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Michiel Buys, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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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 confrmatory factor analysis confrmed six constructs (History, Language, Politics, People, Organisational Goals and Values, and Performance Profciency) as measures of this domain. The signifcance of the fndings 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.


tactics; reliabilities; relationships; workplace; culture


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