Title

Validation studies on a measure of overall managerial readiness for the Chinese

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Selection and Assessment

Publication Date

6-1-2009

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

127

Last Page

141

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Abstract

The Overall Managerial Readiness (OMR) scale was first developed as a simple measure of managerial potential for the Chinese workforce. OMR purports to predict managerial performance by assessing a person's attitudes and intention to engage in managerial practices. It consists of 28 forced-choice statements most of which refer to attitudes and behaviors in a work setting. Three studies together showed that OMR was correlated negatively with neuroticism, and positively with conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness to experience, and extraversion. Notwithstanding, OMR was distinct from the Big Five, and had incremental predictive power on work performance (Study 3). Besides, OMR alone predicted bank managers' productivity (Study 4). Finally, internal consistency and concurrent validity of a Likert version of OMR was ascertained (Study 5).

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-2389.2009.00457.x

Print ISSN

0965075X

Funding Information

The work described in this paper was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. HKU 7431/05H). {HKU 7431/05H}

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Recommended Citation

Hui, C. H., Pak, S. T., & Cheng, K. H. C. (2009). Validation studies on a measure of overall managerial readiness for the Chinese. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17(2), 127-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2009.00457.x

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