Development and validation of the Communal and Agentic Workplace Climate Scale
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University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland (Institute of Psychology)
Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Online publication date: 2024-07-08
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Paweł Jurek   

University of Gdańsk, Institute of Psychology, Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
Objectives: This study aims to define and assess communal and agentic workplace climates (AWC), 2 pivotal dimensions perceived by employees within organizational contexts. Communal workplace climate highlights employees’ well-being, while AWC emphasizes productivity-related aspects. Material and Methods: To enhance comprehension, the Communal and Agentic Workplace Climate Scale (CAWCS) was created and validated through a series of studies. The research involved 4008 employees from diverse positions and organizations across Poland. Initially, a pool of 20 items was designed to reflect these dimensions, with exploratory factor analysis identifying a robust set of 12 items. Results: Confirmatory factor analysis substantiated the 2-factor structure of CAWCS. Reliability analyses indicated good internal consistency, supported by correlation analyses linking scale scores with diverse attitudinal and behavioral constructs. Conclusions: This validation confirms the validity of CAWCS and highlights the significant associations between employees’ perceptions of these dimensions and their workplace experiences and behaviors. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2024;37(3)
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