Accession Number:

ADA501598

Title:

The Leader AZIMUTH Check: Factor Structure of Common Competencies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Nov 2008

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Enhancing the leadership skills of Soldiers is of primary importance to the U.S. Army. A critical step in the process of leader development is self-awareness through self-assessment. Such insight is important because identifying and assessing trainable competencies that facilitate maximum leadership effectiveness creates a strategic advantage. This report describes the psychometric properties and common competencies assessed by the Leader AZIMUTH Check, a 360-degree feedback instrument for Army leaders. The AZIMUTH was designed and implemented by the Army Research Institute ARI to improve leader common competency development, leader-directed feedback, and enhance leader self-awareness. The purposes of the present research project were to establish a factor structure of common competencies, the minimum number of raters required for adequate reliability, conceptual agreement across rating sources, rating patterns and behaviors, and validity evidence of the AZIMUTH.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE