Psychosocial safety climate versus team climate: The distinctiveness between the two organizational climate constructs

Lee, Michelle Chin Chin * and Mohd, Awang Idris (2017) Psychosocial safety climate versus team climate: The distinctiveness between the two organizational climate constructs. Personnel Review, 46 (5). pp. 988-1003. ISSN 0048-3486

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The importance of organizational climates in enhancing employee job performance is well studied in the literature. In this study, by using a multilevel survey, the study investigated the effect of psychosocial safety climate (PSC) and team climate on job performance, particularly through job engagement. The study also predicted that only PSC (and not team climate) predicted job resources (i.e. role clarity and performance feedback). A total of 412 employees from 44 teams (72.6% response rate) in Malaysian private organizations participated in the current study. Research findings revealed that performance feedback and role clarity mediate the relationship between PSC and job engagement, and that there is no direct effect between the variables, team climate and job resources. As expected, the study also discovered that job engagement mediates the relationship between PSC and team climate on job performance. This suggests the importance of PSC as the precursor to better working conditions (i.e. job resources) and to indirectly boosting employees’ engagement and job performance. This paper compared two distinctive organizational climate constructs in affecting the different types of job resources through multilevel approach within the Asian context.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2nd author is with Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya, and School of Psychology, University of Adelaide
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychosocial safety climate; team climate, role clarity; performance feedback; job engagement; multilevel
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Psychology moved to SMLS wef 2021
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 03:26
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 09:16

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