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ERIC Number: ED020547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 83
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ANALYSIS OF PATTERNS OF LIFE HISTORY ANTECENDENTS OF EXECUTIVES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
FRYE, ROLAND
TO DETERMINE IF THERE WERE DIFFERENCES IN THE FACTOR STRUCTURE OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION DATA OF EXECUTIVES, IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT FACTOR STRUCTURE WOULD BE RELATED TO FUNCTIONAL ASSIGNMENT AND THE EMPHASIS GIVEN THAT FUNCTION BY THE ORGANIZATION. A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 382 LATIN AMERICAN EXECUTIVES. A PRINCIPLE COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS WITH AN ORTHOGONAL ROTATION WAS PERFORMED, AND REGRESSION WEIGHTS WERE DETERMINED FOR EACH ITEM ON THESE FACTORS--(1) UPWARD MOBILITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, (2) SELF-DESCRIPTION IN TERMS OF THE WORLD OF REALITY AND CONCRETE AREAS, (3) SELF-PERCEPTION OF PERSONAL ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MORE ABSTRACT AREAS, (4) ATTITUDES TOWARD FAMILY, AND (5) INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. THIS STUDY SUGGESTED THAT THE STRUCTURE OF AN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION DETERMINES THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO WILL REACH EXECUTIVE LEVEL. THE PERSON'S CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT. IT WAS DEMONSTRATED THAT FACTOR SCORES DESCRIBE PEOPLE BETTER THAN DISCRETE, LIFE-HISTORY ITEMS. (AUTHOR/PH)
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Authoring Institution: Richardson Foundation, Greensboro, NC. Creativity Research Inst.
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