Measurement of organizational culture and climate in healthcare

J Nurs Adm. 2004 Jan;34(1):33-40. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200401000-00008.


Although there is increasing interest in the relationship between organizational constructs and health services outcomes, information on the reliability and validity of the instruments measuring these constructs is sparse. Twelve instruments were identified that may have applicability in measuring organizational constructs in the healthcare setting. The authors describe and characterize these instruments and discuss the implications for nurse administrators.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Health Care Surveys* / standards
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Organizational Culture*
  • Organizational Policy
  • Research Design
  • Surveys and Questionnaires* / standards
  • Terminology as Topic