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ZADEREY, Oleh  and  BONAVIA, Tomas. A pilot study of the convergent validity of the Denison Organizational Culture Survey (Spanish adaptation). Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.1, pp.51-60. ISSN 1989-3809.

The Denison Organizational Culture Survey (DOCS) is one of the most used instruments in the study of organizational culture. The aim of this study was to evaluate the convergent validity of the Spanish version of the DOCS using the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) developed by Cooke and Lafferty. This instrument is the most widely-used and researched tool in the field of organizational psychology. The convergent validity of these instruments was evaluated using Pearson's correlation analysis. The sample comprised 344 members from different research groups of a Spanish university. A poor correlation was found between the DOCS and the aggressive-defensive culture dimension of the OCI. However, high correlations were found between the DOCS and the constructive culture dimension of the OCI, suggesting that the latter dimension provides the main conceptual and psychometric equivalence between the two instruments. Thus, the DOCS may be a tool that is specialized in the evaluation of constructive cultures.

Keywords : Organizational Psychology; Organizational Culture; Measurement; Questionnaire; Scale; Construct Validity.

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