Accession Number : AD0006562


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE CHARACTER AND PROPERTIES OF ASSUMED SIMILARITY MEASURES


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Cconbach, Lee J ; Hartmann, Walter ; Ehart, Mary E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/006562.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : A technical analysis was made of the Assumed Similarity instrument used to measure team effectiveness of student surveyor teams. When each item of 5 clusters was considered separately, the reliabilities for ASo, ASp, and ASn were 0.93, 0.83, and 0.95, respectively. The internal consistency of separate clusters was low, and little intercorrelation existed between clusters. ASo and ASp were so highly correlated that separate treatment was not considered advisable. The ASp score was not considered reliable and partly independent of ASn and ASo. The ASo score as determined from differences on items within a cluster correlated highly with ASo's of other clusters, which indicated that assumed similarity was a general attitude essentially independent of the content of test items.


Descriptors :   *WORK MEASUREMENT , *SOCIOMETRICS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , CONSISTENCY , ATTITUDE(INCLINATION) , INTERNAL , STUDENTS , MEASUREMENT , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE