Learning climate scale: Construction, reliability and initial validity evidence

Irina Nikolova*, Joris Van Ruysseveldt, Hans De Witte, Karen Van Dam

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Abstract

The current study developed an instrument for measuring learning climate in organizations. A review of the organizational learning and facilitation of workplace learning literature resulted in three theoretically relevant dimensions referring to facilitation, appreciation, and error avoidance. The 3-dimensional learning climate scale (LCS) was tested in a heterogeneous sample of Dutch wage earners (N = 1013). Confirmatory factor analysis and analysis of measurement invariance were conducted to establish the factorial structure of the measure. Also, convergent, divergent, and construct validity of the LCS were investigated. The findings showed that the newly developed instrument for learning climate has good psychometric properties: the three-factor structure was supported and the sub-scales were reliable. Furthermore, the LCS showed good convergent and divergent validity. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001879114000943?via%3Dihub
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-265
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Scale validation
  • Learning climate
  • Learning culture
  • Organizational learning
  • Facilitation of learning
  • Error management
  • ORGANIZATIONAL-CLIMATE
  • EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION
  • JOB RESOURCES
  • CULTURE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • EMPLOYEES
  • TURNOVER
  • EMPLOYABILITY
  • OPPORTUNITIES
  • ORIENTATION

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