Development of an Instrument for Evaluation of a Management Education Program

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This study was designed to develop a rating instrument to measure the effectiveness of the first phase of management education for an Air Force officer, An officer's ability to lead, the first objective of management training, is intrinsically related to the ability to write, speak, and solve problems. These were behaviorally stated in a 60 item survey. Supervisors (N = 174) were asked to rate the frequency of occurrence of these behaviors for a subordinate. The survey was administered on two occasions to supervisors of officers eligible for training. Item analysis of the results reflected a strong favorable response bias ... continued below

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Ballentine, Rodger D. August 1977.

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This study was designed to develop a rating instrument to measure the effectiveness of the first phase of management education for an Air Force officer, An officer's ability to lead, the first objective of management training, is intrinsically related to the ability to write, speak, and solve problems. These were behaviorally stated in a 60 item survey. Supervisors (N = 174) were asked to rate the frequency of occurrence of these behaviors for a subordinate. The survey was administered on two occasions to supervisors of officers eligible for training. Item analysis of the results reflected a strong favorable response bias with usable variability. Data indicated the instrument was a unidimensional internally consistent scale.

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Ballentine, Rodger D. Development of an Instrument for Evaluation of a Management Education Program, thesis, August 1977; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504227/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .