ERIC Number: ED217301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Two Kinds of Executive Intelligence.
Rusmore, Jay T.; Childress, Mary E.
Intelligence is related to executive performance though different kinds of executive work seem to require differing intellectual abilities. To examine these different intellectual functions and their relationship to performance ratings, 208 male executives completed the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), the Abstract Reasoning Test, and three researcher-constructed tests based on the Guilford model, i.e., anagrams, consequences and unusual uses. Analysis of the resulting scores yielded two components: general intelligence revealed by convergent thinking, and creativity revealed by divergent thinking. Within three cluster groupings of executives' positions, the two kinds of intelligence test scores were correlated with performance ratings. Different validity coefficients were found in each of the three clusters, but the differences among them were of marginal significance. The findings support the distinction between intelligence and creativity. (Author/MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).