Accession Number : ADA290124

Title :   The Content, Construct, and Criterion-Related Validity of Leader Behavior Measures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 92-Feb 94,

Corporate Author : VMI RESEARCH LABS LEXINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Atwater, Leanne ; Lau, Alan ; Bass, Bernard ; Avolio, Bruce ; Camobreco, John

PDF Url : ADA290124

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This report is the second in a series on methods and results of a longitudinal study of leadership and its development on a sample of candidate officers presently enrolled in a military college. Included in the report are results from the first set of comprehensive assessments, which examined the content, construct, and criterion-related validity of leadership measures. Data were collected using a multi-source/multi-method approach from the entering class of 1991 at Virginia Military Institute. Methods of data collection included interviews, structured observations, surveys of management and leadership behaviors, and leadership logs (critical incidents). Sources of leadership information included superiors, peers, self, and subordinates. Convergence across both methods and sources on the leadership behaviors displayed by subjects was found. Data on leadership thus far collected provides a reliable and valid baseline for future research, and supports the content, construct, and criterion-related validity of the leadership measures used.

Descriptors :   *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, TEST AND EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SURVEYS, DATA ACQUISITION, UNIVERSITIES, MILITARY TRAINING, BEHAVIOR, OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE