Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Validity analysis of the Healthcare Managerial Appraisal
by Lankow, Casey Gregory, Psy.D., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2016, 38; 10164056
Abstract (Summary)

The Health Managerial Appraisal (HMA) is a competency-based assessment that measures a test-taker’s ability to evaluate interpersonal effectiveness and decision-making capabilities in others. The instrument was developed for assessing managers in Health, Human, and Community Service (HHCS) organizations for skills that are essential to managing staff as they provide person-centered care. This study evaluated the construct validity of the HMA through a correlational method. HMA scores were correlated with the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, California Psychological Inventory, and Behavioral Observations. The sample included 77 managerial job applicants in the HHCS industry. The results yielded convergent and discriminant evidence that the HMA as a valid measure of these necessary constructs for managing in the HHCS industry. The HMA has potential to be used to inform selection of HHCS managerial applicants as well as help current HHCS managers identify areas for professional development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Solberg, Kenneth
Commitee: Birkeland, Don, McLeod, Jeff
School: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 78/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Organizational behavior, Health care management
Keywords: Competency, Employee selection, Manager assessment, Situational judgement
Publication Number: 10164056
ISBN: 978-1-369-18697-0
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