Title: Developing and validating the individual and organisational consciousness scale

Authors: Arun Kumar Attree; Vibhash Kumar; Ajay Kumar Singh

Addresses: Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110017, India ' Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110019, India ' Sri Sri University, Cuttack-754006 Odisha, India; Department of Commerce, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110007, India

Abstract: This study explored and assessed the dimensions of consciousness. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on two different samples of 180 respondents each to explore, assess and confirm the consciousness scale. Internal consistency, convergent and discriminant validity was employed to validate the underlying structure. Structural equation modelling was used to confirm the partial nomological network of consciousness. Higher consciousness was termed as beyond self-consciousness (BYSELFCON) and lower-level consciousness as self-consciousness (SELCON). BYSELFCON had a strong, positive, and significant impact on intention to stay (ITS) and job satisfaction (JS). SELCON's impact on ITS and JS was positive and significant but not strong. This study is probably the first to quantitatively assess the individual and organisational consciousness scale and validate it. A partial nomological network of consciousness with organisational behaviour constructs viz., JS and ITS have been assessed through this study.

Keywords: consciousness scale; internal cohesion; job satisfaction; intention to stay; structural equation modelling; self-esteem; service; actualisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2020.110627

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2020 Vol.11 No.2, pp.154 - 177

Received: 17 Mar 2020
Accepted: 31 May 2020

Published online: 26 Oct 2020 *

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