Confirmatory factor analyses of a priori models of psychological climate were conducted with data collected from 18,457 sales personnel in 567 stores in five regions of a national retail organization. The results provide good support for viewing employee work-climate perceptions as composed of two higher order factors-concern for employees and concern for customers. These higher order factors are posited to reflect employees' cognitive appraisals of the behavior of agents toward (a) employees' well-being in the organizations internal environment and (b) the well-being of other organizational constituencies or stakeholders (e.g., customers) in the task environment, respectively. The implications of a multiple-stakeholder perspective for extending notions of psychological climate are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology