Magnano, P., Platania, S., Ramaci, T., Santisi, G., & Di Nuovo, S.
Validation of the Italian version of the Mindfulness Organizing Scale (MOS) in organizational contexts
The aim of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the nine-item Mindfulness Organizing Scale (MOS) in a sample of 654 Italian employees (330 males and 324 females, age range 25-64 years). A confirmatory factor analysis and a reliability analysis were carried out. The results supported the one-dimensional factor structure of the MOS, and the utility of excluding one item to increase the reliability. The validity of the eight-item scale was confirmed by significant correlation with the Perceived Organizational Support Scale, Commitment to Organizational Change, and other scales that evaluate the antecedents and some single dimensions of organizational mindfulness: awareness of potential problems, tendency towards carelessness, complexity of the organization, preoccupation with failure, reluctance to simplify, sensitivity to operations, commitment to resilience, and deference to expertise (Weick & Sutcliffe, 2001). The good psychometric properties of the scale allow for the revised scale to be used in research and assessment.Back