Development and validation of a measure of the physical work environment

Elizabeth J Sander, Arran Caza, Peter J. Jordan

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Abstract

Elizabeth J. (Libby) Sander, Arran Caza, and Peter J. Jordan, generalize to a broader model applicable to all types of workplace environments, and explore the links between that model and a variety of outcomes. Sander and her team propose a conceptual model of the physical work environment and summarize the development of a scale based on that model. While the physical environment has been shown to influence a range of workplace outcomes, and there have been many studies of environmental effects on employees, this prior work lacks a unifying theoretical framework, as reflected in the inconsistency with which the physical environment is operationalized. These authors used four studies to develop and validate a measure of the physical work environment based on a comprehensive three-dimensional model. Results of the studies suggest the model and scale provide a consistent lens for measuring and interpreting studies of the physical environment. Implications for practice and theory are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management : Opening Governance - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 201510 Aug 2015
Conference number: 75

Conference

Conference75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period6/08/1510/08/15

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    Sander, E. J., Caza, A., & Jordan, P. J. (2015). Development and validation of a measure of the physical work environment. Paper presented at 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Vancouver, Canada.