Psychometric properties of the Ohio State leadership scales

Chester Schriesheim, Steven Kerr

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Reviews evidence concerning the validity, reliability, and scaling adequacy of 4 versions of the Ohio State leadership scales. A number of shortcomings are noted, due either to the lack of relevant data (e.g., with respect to construct validity) or actual inadequacies of the scales (e.g., item response skewedness). The 4 versions are shown to be substantially different psychometrically; although suffering from some deficiencies and requiring further refinement, one version of the scales appears sounder than the others. (48 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-765
Number of pages10
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1974
Externally publishedYes


  • validity & reliability & scaling, 4 versions of Ohio State leadership scales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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