Construct Validity of In-basket Scores
This article reports a study of the construct validity of in-baskets designed to measure managerial abilities. Data were collected using randomized pretest–posttest experimental design with two alternate in-basket forms. Results indicated that (1) there was little convergent validity and evidence of method bias both within and between alternate in-basket forms and (2) brief training improved in-basket performance on the perceptiveness and delegation dimensions and on overall performance. Both lines of evidence call into question the validity of inferring individual differences in managerial ability from in-basket scores.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Applied Psychology, v. 74, issue 6, p. 957-963
Scholar Commons Citation
Brannick, Michael T.; Michaels, Charles E.; and Baker, David P., "Construct Validity of In-basket Scores" (1989). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2357.