Validating a Work Group Climate Assessment Tool for Improving the Performance of Public health Organizations

  • Cary Perry
  • Nancy LeMay
  • Greg Rodway
  • Allison Tracy
  • Joan Galer
Human Resources for Health
2005, 3:10 doi:10.1186/1478-4491-3-10

This article describes the validation of an instrument to measure work group climate in public health organizations in developing countries. The instrument, the Work Group Climate Assessment Tool (WCA), was applied in Brazil, Mozambique, and Guinea to assess the intermediate outcomes of a program to develop leadership for performance improvement. Data were collected from 305 individuals in 42 work groups, who completed a self-administered questionnaire.