The validation of a diversity climate measurement instrument for the South African environment

SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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Title The validation of a diversity climate measurement instrument for the South African environment
Creator McCallaghan, Sean Heyns, Marita
Subject Organisational behaviour; human resource management diversity climate; diversity management; validation; measurement invariance; South Africa.
Description Orientation: South Africa had a distinctive diversity environment with unique diversity-related challenges. Researchers and practitioners required a validated diversity climate instrument that can be used to examine diversity management observations in a South African setting.Research purpose: The objective of this study was to address a research opportunity to source, test and validate a diversity climate instrument for the South African environment.Motivation for the study: Studies examining the conceptualisation, validation and measurement invariance of a diversity climate instrument for the South African environment do not yet exist.Research approach/design and method: A quantitative approach with cross-sectional design was utilised. A total of 323 respondents from a convenience sample formed part of this study. Statistical analysis included reliability, validity and measurement invariance computations.Main findings: An applicable one-dimensional diversity climate assessment instrument was identified from literature. This study found evidence indicating that the instrument was reliable and valid across white and African population groups.Practical/managerial implications: The assessment of diversity climate will be an accurate indication on how well an organisation is managing diversity. A validated measuring instrument will be a valuable managerial tool for any South African organisation, which can assist with future decision making.Contribution/value-add: This study was able to source and validate a diversity climate measuring instrument for a unique diversity setting, such as South Africa.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-04-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajip.v47i0.1830
Source SA Journal of Industrial Psychology; Vol 47 (2021); 8 pages 2071-0763 0258-5200
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Sean McCallaghan, Marita M. Heyns