ERIC Number: ED207239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Examining Management Success Potential.
Quatrano, Louis A.
The derivation of a model of management success potential in hospitals or health services administration is described. A questionnaire developed to assess management success potential in health administration students was voluntarily completed by approximately 700 incoming graduate students in 35 university health services administration programs nationwide during the fall of 1975. Similar items on the questionnaire felt to be critical to successful management were grouped and weighed by two judges. Indices derived were then factor analyzed, resulting in the four dimensions of dynamism, open-mindedness, balance, and experience. During the next step, all participating students were ranked on all indicies. The prediction of students' management success potential based on this model was contrasted with ratings assigned by six health services administration faculty on a subset of students ranked high and low on the dimensions of administrative success potential. The model suggests that there are four statistically independent and yet conceptually interrelated indicators that are predictive of potential management success in health service careers. One of the major assets of the model proposed may be to minimize inconsistency in human decision-making by reducing the risk of information overload and fatigue. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).