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The organizational empowerment scale

Russell A. Matthews (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Wendy Michelle Diaz (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Steven G. Cole (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 June 2003



The purpose of the present research is to develop a reliable and valid scale to distinguish and measure the three environmental factors of dynamic structural framework, control of workplace decisions, and fluidity in information sharing that are conceptually related to and affect an employee's perception of empowerment. By quantifying the environmental factors that facilitate empowerment through a valid and reliable scale human resource departments will be provided with information that will suggest environmental changes they can implement to improve perceptions of empowerment on the part of employees. Strengths and weaknesses of the scale developed, the organizational empowerment scale, are also discussed.



Matthews, R.A., Michelle Diaz, W. and Cole, S.G. (2003), "The organizational empowerment scale", Personnel Review, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 297-318.




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