Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI)
The Organizational Culture Inventory is a 120-item instrument used to measure behaviors or personal styles that might be expectedof members in an organization to “fit in??? and “meet expectations.??? 

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile


Sample Items 


Relevant Literature:

  1. (NIC), N. I. of C. (n.d.). Building Culture Strategically: A Team Approach for Corrections.

  2. Agbényiga, D. L. (2009). Child welfare employee recruitment and retention: an organizational culture perspective. Child Welfare, 88(6), 81–104.

  3. Agbényiga, D. L. (2011). Organizational Culture-Performance Link in the Human Services Setting. Administration in Social Work, 35(5), 532–547. doi:10.1080/03643107.2011.614536

  4. Callen, J. L., Braithwaite, J., & Westbrook, J. I. (2007). Cultures in hospitals and their influence on attitudes to, and satisfaction with, the use of clinical information systems. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 65(3), 635–639. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.03.053

  5. Cooke, R. A., & Szumal, J. L. (1993). Measuring normative beliefs and shared behavioral expectations in organizations: The reliability and validity of the Organizational Culture Inventory. Psychological Reports, 72(3, Pt 2), 1299–1330. doi:10.2466/pr0.1993.72.3c.1299

  6. Corbett, L. M., & Rastrick, K. N. (2000). Quality performance and organizational culture. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 17(1), 14–26. doi:10.1108/02656710010300126

  7. Gillett, E. B. S.-K. (2003). Investigating Organizational Culture: A Comparison of a “High?????? and a “Low??????Performing Residential Unit for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 16(4), 279 – 284. doi:10.1046/j.1468-3148.2003.00170.x

  8. Goldman, A., Balthazard, P. A., Cooke, R. A., & Potter, R. E. (2006). Dysfunctional culture, dysfunctional organization. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(8), 709–732. doi:10.1108/02683940610713253

  9. Klein, A. S., Masi, R. J., & Weidner, C. K. (1995). Organization Culture, Distribution and Amount of Control, and Perceptions of Quality An Empirical Study of Linkages. Group & Organization Management, 20(2), 122–148. doi:10.1177/1059601195202004

  10. Kwantes, C. T., & Boglarsky, C. A. (2007). Perceptions of organizational culture, leadership effectiveness and personal effectiveness across six countries. Journal of International Management, 13(2), 204–230. doi:10.1016/j.intman.2007.03.002

  11. McDaniel, C., & Stumpf, L. (1993). The organizational culture. Implications for nursing service. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 23(4), 54–60.

  12. Rinkoff, C. Z. (2007). Learning Styles Diversity: Implications for the Organizational Culture of University Student Cohorts. ProQuest.

  13. Robert A. Cooke, D. M. R. (1988). Behavioral norms and expectations: A quantitative approach to the assessment of organizational culture. Group & Organization Studies, 245–273. doi:10.1177/105960118801300302

  14. Rousseau, D. M. (1990). Normative Beliefs in Fund-Raising Organizations Linking Culture to Organizational Performance and Individual Responses. Group & Organization Management, 15(4), 448–460. doi:10.1177/105960119001500408

  15. Seago, J. A. (1997). Organizational culture in hospitals: issues in measurement. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 5(2), 165–178.

  16. Sharkey, L. D. (1999). Changing Organizational Culture through Leadership Development: A Case in Leadership Transformation. Organization Development Journal, 17(3), 29–37.

  17. Stumpf, L. R. (2001). A comparison of governance types and patient satisfaction outcomes. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 31(4), 196–202.

  18. Xenikou, A., & Simosi, M. (2006). Organizational culture and transformational leadership as predictors of business unit performance. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(6), 566–579. doi:10.1108/02683940610684409

  19. Yauch, C. A., & Steudel, H. J. (2003). Complementary Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Cultural Assessment Methods. Organizational Research Methods, 6(4), 465–481. doi:10.1177/1094428103257362