Original Articles

Validating An Adapted Measure of Organisational Energy in the South African Context

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 23, issue 3, 2013 , pages: 439–446
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2013.10820649
Author(s): Rowenna Erin CuffUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa, Nicolene BarkhuizenNorth-West University, South Africa


This study validated an adapted measure of organisational energy, namely the Energy Scapes Profile (ESP), in the South African context, considering also possible differences in perceptions of organisational energy by the participants' demographics. Participants were a convenience sample of 304 employees (females = 75.4%; Black Ethnic Group = 62%). Factor analysis resulted in a unidimensional organizational energy factor. Anova analyses showed that the senior managers and those with longer tenure perceived organisational energy on their job level and years in current job. The results of the research confirm the utility of the ESP as a measure of organisational energy in South Africa.

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