Bobbio, A., Manganelli Rattazzi, A. M., & Spadaro, S.
Organizational cynicism. Contribution to the validation of the Italian version of Brandes, Dharwadkar, and Dean’s (1999) scale
The main aim of the study was to present the Italian version of Brandes, Dharwadkar, and Dean’s (1999) organizational cynicism scale. Organizational cynicism, defined by the authors as a negative attitude toward an organization, consists of three dimensions: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. Moreover, we explored the correlations between organization cynicism and organizational commitment, job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and supervisors’ transformational leadership style. Through structured questionnaires, 235 employees of the Italian branch of a multinational company took part in the research. Data analyses, carried out through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, gave support to the three-factor model of the organizational cynicism scale. The employees’ cynic attitudes were negatively correlated with affective and normative organizational commitment, job satisfaction and supervisors’ transformational leadership. On the contrary, they turned out to be positively correlated with turnover intentions and continuance commitment.Back