Factor Stability and Construct Validation of Yukl's MBS (Managerial Behavior Survey) for Military Leadership
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The purpose of this paper is to present some evidence regarding the factor stability and construct validity of the new taxonomy for military leadership. In doing this, a second step will be taken in that a comparative analysis of data from two points in time will be performed rather than merely using cross-sectional data as in the past. The data presented here strongly suggest that Yukls Managerial Behavioral Survey MBS possesses both factor stability and construct validity as well as previously demonstrated reliability. This means that the MBS can, indeed, be used with military samples to extend our knowledge about effective leader behavior. Such extensions will be even more meaningful, of course, if the research strategies used go beyond single method, single time strategies. If future research will use this more realistic, complex taxonomy in more useful and more complex research strategies, much can be learned about leadership in general and military leadership in particular which can be particularly useful in selection, evaluation, training, and development of future military officers.
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