The Development and Validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale

Lance Ferris, Douglas J. Brown, Joseph W. Berry, Huiwen Lian

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Abstract

This article outlines the development of a 10-item measure of workplace ostracism. Using 6 samples (including multisource and multiwave data), the authors developed a reliable scale with a unidimensional factor structure that replicated across 4 separate samples. The scale possessed both convergent and discriminant validity, and criterion-related validity was demonstrated through the scale's relation with basic needs, well-being, job attitudes, job performance, and withdrawal. Overall, the present study suggests that the Workplace Ostracism Scale is a reliable and valid measure and that the workplace ostracism construct has important implications for both individuals and organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1366
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

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Ferris, Lance ; Brown, Douglas J. ; Berry, Joseph W. ; Lian, Huiwen. / The Development and Validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale. In: Journal of Applied Psychology. 2008 ; Vol. 93, No. 6. pp. 1348-1366.
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Ferris, L, Brown, DJ, Berry, JW & Lian, H 2008, 'The Development and Validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 93, no. 6, pp. 1348-1366. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0012743

The Development and Validation of the Workplace Ostracism Scale. / Ferris, Lance; Brown, Douglas J.; Berry, Joseph W.; Lian, Huiwen.

In: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 93, No. 6, 01.11.2008, p. 1348-1366.

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