Accession Number : ADA298832

Title :   Investigating a Background Data Measure of Social Intelligence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 92-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Zaccaro, Stephen J. ; Gilbert, Janelle A.

PDF Url : ADA298832

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Some current measures of social intelligence have been judged as weak and ineffective, despite attempts to develop measures that do not emphasize verbal ability. This paper examines the construct validity of a background data, or life history measure, of social intelligence. Analyses suggest that the measure has high reliability, convergent validity with other measures of verbal intelligence. Criterion-related validity is supported using an individual's peer reaming of performance effectiveness in a team setting. Results suggest that further examination of a background data measure of social intelligence is warranted, and its relationship to individual performance should be investigated in a variety of appropriate team settings. (AN)

Descriptors :   *INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ARMY PERSONNEL, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CORRELATION, BACKGROUND, SPECIAL FORCES, PSYCHOMETRICS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), APTITUDE TESTS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, HIGH RELIABILITY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, ROLES(BEHAVIOR).

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE