This special issue brings together psychological and organizational climate research from different cultural perspectives and research traditions. The articles exemplify the best of these traditions with climate research at both the individual and organizational levels of analysis as well as primary and meta-analytic climate research. Moreover, the articles offer progress toward advancing theory, research, and practice in relation to situation perception. Finally, as a communication medium, this special issue will inform those within as well as outside the field of work and organizational psychology of the knowledge gained on situational perception and notions of work climate.
A. D'Amato, M. J. Burke, Foreword—Psychological and Organizational Climate Research: Contrasting Perspectives and Research Traditions. L. R. James, C. C. Choi, C. E. Ko, P. K. McNeil, M. K. Minton, Mary Ann Wright, K. Kim, Organizational and Psychological Climate: A Review of Theory and Research. A. D'Amato, F. R. H. Zijlstra, Psychological Climate and Individual Factors as Antecedents of Work Outcomes. N. Tordera, V. González-Romá, J. María Peiró, The Moderator Effect of Psychological Climate on the Relationship Between Leader–member Exchange (LMX) Quality and Role Overload. D. R. Sowinski, K. A. Fortmann, D. V. Lezotte, Climate For Service and the Moderating Effects of Climate Strength on Customer Satisfaction, Voluntary Turnover, and Profitability. J. F. Dawson, V. González-Romá, A. Davis, M. A. West, Organizational Climate and Climate Strength in UK Hospitals. M. A. Gillespie, W. S. Neale, D. R. Denison, S. Haaland, R. Smerek, Linking Organizational Culture and Customer Satisfaction: Results from Two Companies in Different Industries. M. J. Burke, S. Chan-Serafin, R. Salvador, A. Smith, S. Ann Sarpy, The Role of National Culture and Organizational Climate in Safety Training Effectiveness. S. A. Truhon, Equal Opportunity Climate in the United States Military: Are Differences in the Eye of the Beholder?