International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Achieving and Relating: Validation of a Two-Factor Model of Managerial Orientation
R. Douglas Waldo, Robert B. Wharton, Kizzy M. Parks

This purpose of this study was to evaluate validity evidence derived from a two-factor model for describing managerial orientation. Utilizing the Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP), a global web-based psychometric survey, researchers analyzed the criterion-related validity of two factors: achievement drive and relational drive. Both individual and additive validity evidence was gathered, with factors considered in linear and nonlinear forms. The study included managers and manager trainees, along with employer-provided performance ratings and psychometric assessments of managerial potential. The results suggest a stronger correlation to performance may result from a combined two-factor model, when compared to considering the two factors independently.

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