Title

The Development and Validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This article outlines the development of a 10-item measure of workplace ostracism. Using 6 samples (including multisource and multiwave data), the authors developed a reliable scale with a unidimensional factor structure that replicated across 4 separate samples. The scale possessed both convergent and discriminant validity, and criterion-related validity was demonstrated through the scale's relation with basic needs, well-being, job attitudes, job performance, and withdrawal. Overall, the present study suggests that the Workplace Ostracism Scale is a reliable and valid measure and that the workplace ostracism construct has important implications for both individuals and organizations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved). (from the journal abstract)

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

6

Issue

6

First Page

1348

Last Page

1366

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/a0012743

Publisher

American Psychological Association

City or Country

USA