Accession Number : ADA328330

Title :   A Note on Organizational Leadership as Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 93-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Tremble, Trueman R., Jr. ; Kane, Thomas D. ; Stewart, Steven R.

PDF Url : ADA328330

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Approximately 780 officers in the chains of command of 53 U.S. Army battalions responded to paper-and-pencil exercises in order to test the replicability of earlier results on a model which links effective leadership to problem-solving abilities. In this replication, criteria included subordinate and superior assessments of leadership behavior/performance as well as career achievement (rank and awards). Limited replication of the earlier results was obtained. The group of variables reported earlier to predict achievement were also significantly associated with achievement in this replication. However, strengths of relationship were appreciably less than reported earlier for achievement and weak (even though statistically significant) for superior and subordinate assessments. The obtained data also raised questions about the validity of measures newly designed for the earlier effort and about the reliability of measurement needed for leader development research and practice.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *PROBLEM SOLVING, ORGANIZATIONS, SKILLS, CAREERS, RELIABILITY, BEHAVIOR, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE