Accession Number : ADA527223


Title :   The Development of a Leadership Self-Efficacy Measure


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Platt, Seth D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a527223.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The construct of self-efficacy has been used extensively to analyze and predict what motivates human behavior, to include leadership behaviors. The connection between self-efficacy and leader effectiveness may be critical to finding new ways of selecting and developing leadership in organizations. The efficacy of individuals at the general and specific level was studied with data collected from officer training school graduates and their post-training supervisors. With this data a new leadership self-efficacy (LSE) framework was created and validated. The framework was used to compare the predictability of the previously validated general self-efficacy (GSE) measure to distal performance measures. GSE was found to be a poor predictor of future behaviors, while an individual's self-efficacy for interpersonal skills was found to be a significant contributing factor to future leadership behaviors.


Descriptors :   *GRADUATES , *LEADERSHIP , *SUPERVISORS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *PSYCHOMETRICS , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , FACTOR ANALYSIS , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , MOTIVATION , MILITARY TRAINING , SURVEYS , THESES , SKILLS , PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS , SCHOOLS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE