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This article was downloaded by: [Lillian C Wichinsky] On: 04 October 2011, At: 07:26 Publisher: Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Community Development Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: Exploring organizational culture and climate in community coalitions Lillian Wichinsky a , Barbara Thomlison b & Joan Pennell c a University of Arkansas, School of Social Work, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA b Florida International University, School of Social Work, Miami, Florida, USA c Center for Family and Community Engagement, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Available online: 30 Sep 2011 To cite this article: Lillian Wichinsky, Barbara Thomlison & Joan Pennell (2011): Exploring organizational culture and climate in community coalitions, Community Development, DOI:10.1080/15575330.2011.567418 To link to this article: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE Full terms and conditions of use: - conditions This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae, and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material.
Exploring organizational culture and climate in community coalitions Lillian Wichinsky a *, Barbara Thomlison b and Joan Pennell c a University of Arkansas, School of Social Work, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; b Florida International University, School of Social Work, Miami, Florida, USA; c Center for Family and Community Engagement, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA There is little research on the effects of organizational culture and organizational climate in community coalitions. This study investigated School Readiness Coalitions during their formative period to test the association between indicators of organizational culture and climate and the influence on collaborative capacity to plan services. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis found three factors to explain 48% of the variance in coalition collaborative capacity to plan services. Findings suggesting a constructive culture that is both supportive and individualistic include sufficient autonomy to make decisions and contributions; and a positive coalition climate for members was dependent on job satisfaction in their home organization enabling, which then translated to working and planning

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