Measuring Culture in Projects: Scale Development and Validation in a Sample of Turkish Professionals

2024, Volume 14, Issue 1

Authors

Ömür Benek, Selim Yazici
Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Istanbul University, Turkey

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and valid instrument that can be used in organizations to measure project culture and its effects. Since a project culture is formed within the scope of project goals and activities, the organizational culture also affects this culture. For this purpose, a scale has been developed to determine the level of project culture in organizations and to benefit both academia and practitioners.

With Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) of the data obtained at the end of the pilot study, a structure consisting of 38 questions in 5 dimensions (1) Project Value and Awareness, (2) Organization and Systems, (3) Process and Method, (4) Stakeholder and Communication, and (5) Strategy Alignment) was created.

As a result of the data received from a sample of 311 Turkish project management professionals, the analyzes were completed with SPSS22 package using factor analyses, confidence analysis and Cronbach Alpha analyses. Additionally, AMOS version 19 was used for confirmatory factor analysis and Structural Equation Modeling.

At the end of all these studies, a project culture scale consisting of 22 questions in 5 dimensions was created.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.56889/tlsh2943

Pages: 52-65

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How to cite this article:

Benek, Ö., & Yazici, S. (2024). Measuring Culture in Projects: Scale Development and Validation in a Sample of Turkish Professionals. European Project Management Journal, 14(1): 52-65. DOI: 10.56889/tlsh2943