Validating Organizational Silence Questionnaire at Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Iran

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Sport Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Sports Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of the present study was to determine validity and reliability of Persian version of organizational silence questionnaire. The population was all employees of ministry of youth affairs and sports of Iran. Due to the population size, total population sampling method was used in which sample size is the same with population size. To collect information Vacola and Bouradas questionnaire (2005) was used. This questionnaire is consisting of three components including top management attitude toward organizational silence, supervisors' attitude toward organizational silence, and communication opportunities. Face and content validity of questionnaires were discussed and confirmed by university professors and experts. And using Cronbach's alpha coefficient, the reliability was calculated in a case study in which the reliability is 0.90. To describe statistical data, descriptive indicators was used and to determine construct validity, confirmatory factor analysis was used. The results showed that based on relations and significant levels, all the questions had significant relationship with factors and could be an appropriate predictor for their factors. Regarding to the results of this research, Persian version of organizational silence questionnaire has acceptable level of reliability and validity.