A Guttman approach to the development of behaviorally based rating scales for systems analysts and programmer/analysts

Richard D. Arvey, Joseph C. Hoyle

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Developed behaviorally-based rating scales for programer/analysts and systems analysts. The scales exhibited adequate Guttman scaling properties and also demonstrated reasonably good convergent and discriminant validity. In an attempt to identify relatively poor raters using Guttman scaling procedure, 103 supervisors rated 113 programer/analysts and 87 systems analysts. There was only slight evidence that supervisors who rate poorly on 1 dimension also rate poorly on other dimensions, or that supervisors who rate 1 individual poorly also rate another individual poorly on the same dimension. (19 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1974


  • Guttman scaling procedures, behaviorally-based rating scales for programer/analysts & systems analysts, supervisors

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