Accession Number : AD0783722

Title :   The Relation of Verbal and Quantitative Scores to Manager Success.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 5, 25 Jun-9 Aug 74,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Personal Author(s) : Harrell,Thomas W. ; Harrell,Margaret S.

Report Date : 09 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A longitudinal study at ten years out of graduate school has been completed for 205 men. This has related their Verbal (V) and Quantitative (Q) scores on the Admissions Test for Graduate Study in Business (ATGSB) to several criteria of business manager success. Noted is the negative relation of V scores to reaching a General Manager (GM) position and to compensation. The lowest decile in V exceeded the highest decile in both criteria. This counter-intuitive finding can be understood in the non-cognitive personality pattern present. Lowest decile men were superior in ascendance, social extroversion, in scores on a decisiveness scale, preference as friends, and had more of an authoritarian personality. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Supervisors, *Personality, Personality tests, Correlation techniques

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE