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Italian validation of the team climate inventory: a measure of team climate for innovation

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Published

  • Paola Ragazzoni
  • Paola Baiardi
  • Anna Maria Zotti
  • Neil Anderson
  • Michael West
Journal publication date2002
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
Journal number4
Volume17
Number of pages12
Pages325-336
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Innovation has long been an area of interest to social scientists, and particularly to psychologists working in organisational settings. The team climate inventory (TCI) is a facet-specific measure of team climate for innovation that provides a picture of the level and quality of teamwork in a unit using a series of Likert scales. This paper describes its Italian validation in 585 working group members employed in health-related and other contexts. The data were evaluated by means of factorial analysis (including an analysis of the internal consistency of the scales) and Pearson’s product moment correlations. The results show the internal consistency of the scales and the satisfactory factorial structure of the inventory, despite some variations in the factorial structure mainly due to cultural differences and the specific nature of Italian organisational systems.