Defense Date

1-12-2005

Graduation Date

2005

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Rick A. Myer

Committee Member

Jeffrey A. Miller

Committee Member

William J. Casile

Keywords

Organizational Crisis Triage Assessment Survey

Abstract

This study evaluated the reliability and validity of the Triage Assessment Survey: Organizations (TAS:O), a 27-item, 5-point, Likert summated rating scale. The participants consisted of 117 graduate students. All participants responded to the TAS:O after reading mild, moderate, marked and severe organizational crisis scenarios. Statistical analyses were performed on the data to determine the instrument's reliability and validity. The overall Cronbach's alpha and Spearman-Brown reliability tests were both .93. An item total correlation revealed that all but one item had statistically significant correlations. Factor analysis revealed three factors, confirming the hypothesis that the TAS:O is comprised of three distinct factors (Affect, Behavior, and Cognition). However, with .50 used as a cutoff level for factor loadings, 6 of the 27 items did not load onto any factor. An ANOVA revealed that the TAS:O has the capacity to distinguish among mild, moderate, marked, and severe crises. Thus, overall statistical analyses revealed that the TAS:O appears to be a reliable and valid measure of individual responses to organizational crises. Because this is the first study to evaluate the TAS:O, further studies are needed to strengthen confidence in the psychometric properties of this scale.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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