Authors: Kannu Priya Kamboj; Pooja Garg
Addresses: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, District Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 247 667, India ' Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, District Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 247 667, India
Abstract: The present study examined the factorial structure, validity, and reliability of the workplace ostracism scale (Ferris et al., 2008) across the Indian employees. It also elaborates on the differences in perception of ostracism at work concerning gender. A sample of 350 IT sector employees within India, recruited through convenience sampling technique, participated in an online survey. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in retaining the single factor structure of the workplace ostracism scale. However, the number of items retained in this study reduced to eight from the original 10-item scale. To establish the predictive validity of workplace ostracism, its relationship with perceived transformational leadership style among supervisors resulted in a negative association, in line with the literature around these constructs. Additionally, the results of independent samples t-test found that significant differences in the feeling of being ostracised exist across gender. The present study provides relevant implications and future research prospects.
Keywords: workplace ostracism; India; convergent validity; predictive validity; transformational leadership styles; gender.
International Journal of Business Excellence, 2022 Vol.28 No.2, pp.253 - 280
Received: 25 Dec 2019
Accepted: 04 Apr 2020
Published online: 12 Nov 2022 *