International study finds the Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP) predicts performance among managers.

International study finds the Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP) can predict performance among managers.

Article: Achieving and Relating: Validation of a Two-Factor Model of Managerial Orientation

Publication: International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 5, No. 6(1); May 2014

Summary: This purpose of this study was to evaluate validity evidence derived from a two-factor model for describing
managerial orientation. Utilizing the Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP), a global web-based psychometric
survey, researchers analyzed the criterion-related validity of two factors: Achievement Drive and Relational Drive.
Both individual and additive validity evidence was gathered, with factors considered in linear and nonlinear
forms. The study included managers and manager trainees, along with employer-provided performance ratings
and psychometric assessments of managerial potential. The results suggest a stronger correlation to performance
may result from a combined two-factor model, when compared to considering the two factors independently.

Dr. R. Douglas Waldo, DBA, SPHR
Dr. Robert B. Wharton
Dr.Kizzy M. Parks, PhD

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