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Structural equation model of organizational climate in Iranian academic libraries

Mousa Yaminfirooz (General Education Department, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran)
Fatemeh Nooshinfard (Library and Information Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran)
Hasan Siamian (Health Information Management, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 5 October 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the status of organizational climate of Iranian academic libraries and map its structural equation model. Organizational climate is one of the main indicators of organizational health and dynamic.

Design/methodology/approach

This research was an applied survey. The statistical population of the research included all staff working in 96 central libraries of Iranian governmental universities (N = 520). A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Some descriptive and inferential statistical methods applied for data analysis in SPSS and factor analysis in LISREL software were used for modelling organizational climates in the libraries.

Findings

The t values of factor analysis pass showed that the effect of all indicators of ClimateQUAL on organizational climate was significant. The factor loading of the pass model showed that among the nine indicators, climate for psychological safety with 5.24, climate for innovation with 5.06 and climate for leadership with 4.93 had a higher effect on organizational climate of the libraries. Considering the values of goodness-of-fit indicators, the path model has an optimal status in all indicators, but that of RMSEA in which the status is relatively acceptable. The observed data relatively matched the theoretical model.

Originality/value

The t values of factor analysis pass showed that the effect of all indicators of ClimateQUAL on organizational climate was significant. The factor loading of the pass model showed that among the nine indicators, climate for psychological security with 5.24, climate for innovation with 5.06 and climate for leadership with 4.93 had a higher effect on organizational climate of the libraries. Considering the values of goodness-of-fit indicators, the path model has an optimal status in all indicators, except the RMSEA in which the status is relatively acceptable. The observed data relatively matched the theoretical model.

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Citation

Yaminfirooz, M., Nooshinfard, F. and Siamian, H. (2015), "Structural equation model of organizational climate in Iranian academic libraries", The Electronic Library, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 943-958. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-05-2014-0076

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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