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Corporate culture and participation: Independent constructs?

A. Odendaal, G. Roodt
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 24, No 3 | a657 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v24i3.657 | © 1998 A. Odendaal, G. Roodt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 June 1998 | Published: 25 June 1998

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A. Odendaal, Technikon SA, Roodepoort, South Africa
G. Roodt, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine whether participative management and corporate culture are mutually exclusive (independent) concepts. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) used an organisational climate and culture questionnaire and applied it to the test sample of 2 357 personnel from a population of 23 564 people working for a paramilitary organisation. The data set of the HSRC was used for the purpose of this study. A panel of experts identified the items in the questionnaire which related to participation according to predetermined criteria and the remaining items were applicable to corporate culture. The results of the factor and item analyses indicate that participative management and corporate culture, as perceived by workers and management, were interrelated and were not independent concepts as conceptualised by the experts.

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Die doel van hierdie studie is om te bepaal of deelnemende bestuur en korporatiewe kultuur onderling uitsluitende (onafhanklike) konsepte is. Die Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing (RGN) het 'n kultuur- en klimaatvraelys op 'n steekproef van 2 357 respondente, vanuit 'n populasie van 23 564 persone wat werksaam is in 'n para-militere instansie, toegepas. Die datastel van die RGN is vir die doel van hierdie studie gebruik. 'n Paneel deskundiges het dimensies wat op deelname betrekking het geidentifiseer aan die hand van voorafbepaalde kriteria en die oorblywende items was op kultuur van toepassing. Die resultate van die faktor- en itemontledings het bevind dat deelnemende bestuur en korporatiewe kultuur, soos bestudeer vanuit die persepsies van werknemers en bestuur, oorwegend 'n gemeenskaplike eienskap meet en nie onafhanklike konstrukte is soos wel gekonseptualiseer deur deskundiges nie.


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Corporate culture; Corporate participation

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