Development of two measures of climate for scientific organizations

Blaine H. Gaddis, Whitney Helton-Fauth, Ginamarie Scott, Amber Shaffer, Shane Connelly, Michael D. Mumford

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The aim of this article is to describe the development of two measures of ethical climate for scientific organizations. The first measure utilizes a traditional climate measurement approach and was developed in order to understand the various ethical and creative aspects of organizational climate, or academic departmental climate in university settings, in organizations where scientific and academic research is conducted. The second measure utilizes a biodata measurement approach, a set of career event scales applicable in university and research settings. Such a measure is intended to identify those experiences unique to scientific work that may influence research climate at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Specifically, these measures will be used to predict integrity in the early part of a scientist's career based on various situational influences that occur in scientific organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-288
Number of pages36
JournalAccountability in Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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