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Assessing leadership decision-making styles: psychometric properties of the Leadership Judgement Indicator

Authors Faraci P, Lock M, Wheeler R

Received 29 August 2013

Accepted for publication 30 September 2013

Published 30 October 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 117—123


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Palmira Faraci,1 Michael Lock,2 Robert Wheeler2

1Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Enna “Kore”, Enna, Italy; 2Formula 4 Leadership Limited, Nottingham, UK

Abstract: This study aimed to validate the Italian version of the Leadership Judgement Indicator, an unconventional instrument devoted to measurement of leaders' judgments and preferred styles, ie, directive, consultative, consensual, or delegative, when dealing with a range of decision-making scenarios. After forward-translation and back-translation, its psychometric properties were estimated for 299 managers at various levels, who were asked to put themselves in the position of leader and to rate the appropriateness of certain ways of responding to challenge. Differences between several groups of managers, ranked in order of seniority, provided evidence for discriminant validity. Internal consistency was adequate. The findings show that the Italian adaptation of the Leadership Judgement Indicator has promising psychometric qualities, suggesting its suitability for use to improve outcomes in both organizational and selection settings.

Keywords: Leadership Judgement Indicator, decision-making, situational test, scenarios, psychometric properties

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