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The construction and evaluation of a scale of employee empowerment

Vanessa J. Cloete, F. Crous, J. M. Scheepers
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 28, No 2 | a55 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v28i2.55 | © 2002 Vanessa J. Cloete, F. Crous, J. M. Scheepers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2002 | Published: 20 September 2002

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Vanessa J. Cloete, Rand Afrikaans University
F. Crous, Rand Afrikaans University
J. M. Scheepers, Rand Afrikaans University

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct and evaluate a scale of employee empowerment that may benefit organisational transformation. An Employee Empowerment Questionnaire consisting of 90 items was developed and administered to 164 respondents within a large metropolitan council. The study indicated that the Employee Empowerment Questionnaire is highly reliable (rxx=0,982) and sensitive to group differences.

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Die doel van die studie was om ‘n skaal van werknemer-bemagtiging vir organisasie-transformasiedoeleindes te konstrueer en te evalueer. ‘n Werknemer-bemagtigingsvraelys, bestaande uit 90 items is ontwikkel en toegepas op 164 respondente in ‘n plaaslike owerheid. Die studie het aangedui dat die Werknemerbemagtigingsvraelys hoogs betroubaar (rxx=0,982) en sensitief vir groepsverskille is.


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