Psychometric Properties of Organisational Structure Scale in the Malaysian Public Service Agencies: Preliminary Results
Keywords:Organisational structure, psychometric properties, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, Malaysian Public Service
AbstractOrganisational structure has been assessed with various different scales resulting in inconsistencies in the measures of this construct. Hence, a re-conceptualisation of the organisational structure construct is crucial due to the fact that researchers have thus far provided inconclusive agreement on what dimensions should be included in measuring organisational structure, although many studies have conceptualized organisational structure as a multidimensional construct. This study att empted to examine the psychometric properties of the organisational structure construct by integrating four subscales â€“ decision making, hierarchy of authority, job codification, and rule observation. A priori proposition was made that organisational structure measurement could be explained by four of the hypothesised dimensions. SPSS version 12 and AMOS 4 were used to analyse the data. Findings supported the hypothesis that organisational structure can be measured by the four aforementioned subscales. Findings also showed acceptable internal consistency reliability for the overall and the four specific subscales of organisational structure latent construct.