Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The development and validation of a Nonviolent Communication Situational Judgment Test (NVC-SJT) for the workplace
by Ahnefeld, Karoline, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 149; 1481605
Abstract (Summary)

The present study developed and validated a measure called the Nonviolent Communication Situational Judgment Test (NVC-SJT) to assess nonviolent behavioral tendencies in workplace-related communication settings. The NVC-SJT was expected to consist of two dimensions—empathic listening and introspection. In a pilot study, subject matter experts evaluated an initial pool of situational judgment test items, which was used to develop the measure. The NVC-SJT was then administered to a scale-development sample. The psychometric properties and factor structure were examined. The scale's construct validity was assessed by correlating NVC-SJT scores with scores from the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills and Interpersonal Reactivity Index. The researcher found limited support for the expected dimensionality and no evidence for construct validity. The measure's internal consistency was low. Despite its limitations, this study contributes to a better understanding of the NVC construct and indicates future research opportunities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nguyen, Hannah-Hanh D.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Quantitative psychology, Organizational behavior
Publication Number: 1481605
ISBN: 978-1-109-65827-9
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