Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Senior Leader Equal Opportunity Survey: Equal Opportunity Perceptions.
Final rept. May-Aug 95,
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL
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The Equal Opportunity Perceptions EOP portion of the Senior Leader Equal Opportunity Survey was examined for its psychometric properties. In a data set of 346 senior leaders from a variety of Services and DoD agencies, the following actions were taken factor analyses were carried out to identify potential sub scales scores on the tentative subscales were computed and corresponding internal consistency indices Coefficient Alpha were computed correlational analyses were applied to discover convergent validity evidence for the scales the Spearman-Brown prophecy formula was applied to the scales to estimate the number of items necessary to bring the internal consistency of the tentative sub scales to a sufficiently high and practical level of reliability. A set of additional EOP items was created to support the tentative scales. These items were preliminarily tested through a reallocation task to determine their clarity and the tentative dimensions meaningfulness. Recommendations were made for further research on the measurement of EOP, future use of the tentative scales, and future use of the data that emerge from the scales.
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