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Validation of the four‐factor Team Climate Inventory in Greece

Sofia C. Chatzi (Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece)
Ioannis Nikolaou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Article publication date: 31 December 2007



Innovation among team members has long been an area of interest to social scientists, and particularly to industrial/organizational psychologists. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factor structure of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI), a multidimensional team‐level measure of team‐working style, in Greece.


The TCI was translated into Greek and administered to a total of 52 work teams (n=236 individuals) in clerical and shop floor working positions employed in a variety of jobs in the public and private sector.


An item analysis indicated that all original TCI items, except one, should be retained in the Greek version of the TCI. Further analyses yielded high internal consistency both for the full scale and for the four dimensions, and also acceptable discriminant validity among the four scales. An exploratory factor analysis was also successful in extracting the four original factors, accounting for 55.67 percent of the total variance.

Research limitations/implications

The results provided further support for the validity of the original version of the TCI.

Practical implications

It is concluded that the Greek adaptation of the TCI is a potentially useful instrument to measure group climate dimensions that may facilitate work teams' innovative capacity.


The findings provided support for the adequacy of the TCI to measure team climate for innovation in Greece



Chatzi, S.C. and Nikolaou, I. (2007), "Validation of the four‐factor Team Climate Inventory in Greece", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 341-357.



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