The Methodological Analysis of Scale Development Studies in Management and Organizational Behavior Fields

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Methodological Analysis of Scale Development Studies in Management and Organizational Behavior Fields
Author(s): Pelin Kanten, Benan Arda
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Year: 2020
Page: 581-590
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2020.269
Abstract
Scale development is a study that requires significant expert knowledge and long-term effort. The scientificness of these studies in terms of reliability and validity is based on the implementation of some methodological principles. In the social sciences literature, it is seen that specific methods are applied in some of the scale development studies, while in others, every stage of the scientific criteria is not taken into account. In this context, this study aimed to examine the scale development studies in management and organizational behavior literature between the 2000-2019 years from the methodological perspective by the content analysis. As the scope of the objectives of the study, it is aimed to determine the existing methods of the scale development process in the studies and to present a model that includes the required steps of the scale development studies. According to this purpose, 65 studies in the scope of the graduate theses, articles, and conference proceedings indexed by the national database in Turkey between the specific years are examined. These 65 studies are evaluated using the qualitative data analysis program MAXQDA 10.0 software based on scale development criteria determined.

Keywords: Scale Development, Methodology, Management, Organizational Behavior

JEL Classification: M10, M20

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