Accession Number : AD0271388

Title :   CONSISTENCY OF PERFORMANCE IN SIMULATED SITUATIONS

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : FREDERIKSEN,NORMAN

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A study of administrative performance in which 232 elementary school principals took four inbasket tests was made. In three of the in-basket situations the subjects played the role of principal. In the fourth in-basket they acted in an executive capacity. For each of the four inbaskets, scores on 34 categories of behavior were selected for use. There were no marked differences in odd-even reliabilities of scores obtained from the school and business in-baskets. For all in-baskets, the odd-even reliabilities are markedly higher than the alternate form reliabilities. There is more consistency in performance between two school situations than between a school and a business situation. The influence of the background situation is small compared with the difference between odd-even and alternate form reliability. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *PERSONALITY, *PERSONALITY TESTS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, BEHAVIOR, RELIABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE