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Communication Climate Inventory

Organizational Communication - OB 321


Supplementary Materials

James I. Costigan and Martha A. Schmeidler

Instructions: The statements below relate to how your supervisor and you
communicate on the job. There are no right or wrong answers. Respond honestly to
the statements, using the following scale:

1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

1. My supervisor criticizes my work without allowing me to explain.


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2. My supervisor allows me as much creativity as possible in my job. 1
3. My supervisor always judges the actions of his or her subordinates. 1
4. My supervisor allows flexibility on the job.
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5. My supervisor criticizes my work in the presence of others.
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6. My supervisor is willing to try new ideas and to accept other points
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of view.
7. My supervisor believes that he or she must control how I do my
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work.
8. My supervisor understands the problems that I encounter in my job. 1
9. My supervisor is always trying to change other people's attitudes and 1
behaviors to suit his or her own.
10. My supervisor respects my feelings and values.
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11. My supervisor always needs to be in charge of the situation.
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12. My supervisor listens to my problems with interest.
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13. My supervisor tries to manipulate subordinates to get what he or she 1
wants or to make himself or herself look good.
14. My supervisor does not try to make me feel inferior.
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15. I have to be careful when talking to my supervisor so that I will not 1
be misinterpreted.
16. My supervisor participates in meetings with employees without
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projecting his or her higher status or power.
17. I seldom say what really is on my mind, because it might be twisted 1
and distorted by my supervisor.
18. My supervisor treats me with respect.
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19. My supervisor seldom becomes involved in employee conflicts.
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20. My supervisor does not have hidden motives in dealing with me.
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21. My supervisor is not interested in employee problems.
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22. I feel that I can be honest and straightforward with my supervisor. 1
23. My supervisor rarely offers moral support during a personal crisis. 1
24. I feel that I can express my opinions and ideas honestly to my
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supervisor.
25. My supervisor tries to make me feel inadequate.
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26. My supervisor defines problems so that they can be understood but 1
does not insist that his or her subordinates agree.
27. My supervisor makes it clear that he or she is in charge.
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28. I feel free to talk to my supervisor.
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29. My supervisor believes that if a job is to be done right, he or she
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must oversee it or do it.
30. My supervisor defines problems and makes his or her subordinates 1
aware of them.
31. My supervisor cannot admit that he or she makes mistakes.
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32. My supervisor tries to describe situations fairly without labeling
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them as good or bad.
33. My supervisor is dogmatic; it is useless for me to voice an opposing 1
point of view.
34. My supervisor presents his or her feelings and perceptions without 1
implying that a similar response is expected from me.

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36. My supervisor attempts to explain situations clearly and without


personal bias.

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