When silence isn't golden: Measuring ostracism in the workplace

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

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Abstract

The present study outlines the development of a 10-item measure of workplace ostracism. Using five samples (including multi-source and multi-wave data), we developed a reliable scale with a unidimensional factor structure which replicated across three separate samples. The scale possessed both convergent and discriminant validity, and the scale's criterion-related validity was demonstrated through its relation with basic needs, well-being, job attitudes, job performance, and withdrawal. Overall, the present study suggests the workplace ostracism scale is a reliable and valid measure, and the workplace ostracism construct has important implications for both individuals and organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2008Aug 13 2008

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Other68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period8/8/088/13/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Ferris, L., Berry, J., Brown, D. J., & Lian, H. (2008). When silence isn't golden: Measuring ostracism in the workplace. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, United States.