Accession Number : ADP001375

Title :   An Examination of the Group Differences Aspect of the Construct Validity of the Organizational Assessment Package,

Corporate Author : LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Short,Lawrence O. ; Wilkerson,David A.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Organizational Assessment Package (OAP) is currently being revised by Leadership and Management Development Center researchers. A part of this revision is reexamining the validity of the survey instrument in the light of study and experience gained from two years of field use. Specifically the study concerned the group differences aspect of construct validity. Support is offered for OAP construct validity as differences by OAP factor across major functional area groupings seemed consistent and strong. The differences also held across logical groupings of factors. Results were more equi-vocal, however, in testing hypotheses concerning specific pairs comparisons within factors. Discussion is offered regarding results, and conclusions and recommendations for additional validity research are presented.

Descriptors :   *Human resources, *Personnel management, *Operational effectiveness, *Management information systems, *Validation, Leadership, Management training, Research management, Data bases, Surveys, Response, Factor analysis, Education, Demography, Job analysis, Skills, Attitudes(Psychology), Instrumentation, Tables(Data), Perception(Psychology), Productivity, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE