Accession Number:

ADA112615

Title:

An Analysis of Role Conflict and Ambiguity Scales: A Replication Study of the Psychometric Properties and an Assessment of the Role of Social Desirability Bias.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author:

NEBRASKA UNIV LINCOLN DEPT OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Utilizing five diverse samples N540, the psychometric properties and role of social desirability response bias were assessed on the role conflict and role ambiguity scales RCA developed by Rizzo, House and Lirtzman 1970. In particular, the factor structures, means and standard deviations, internal consistency reliability, and discriminant validity were assessed and found to generally agree with earlier studies reporting positive results on these psychometric properties. However, the analysis of social desirability bias, which was not specifically assessed in previous studies, was found to be present in the role ambiguity RA responses, but absent from the role conflict RC responses in this study. It is recommended on the basis of the results of this study that the Rizzo et al. scales can be justifiably used to measure role conflict and ambiguity, but that a social desirability measure, such as the Marlowe-Crowne instrument, be included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE